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Dordt Volleyball Visits Morningside Tuesday

October 29, 2012

WHERE AND WHEN… Dordt College will travel to Morningside to face the Mustangs on Tuesday night, October 30 in Great Plains Athletic Conference volleyball action.  The junior varsity match starts at 6:00 with the varsity getting underway at about 7:30.  The match can be heard  on KDCR 88.5 FM and on the web at www.dordt.edu/athletics.  Results and stats will be posted to www.dordt.edu/athletics and https://twitter.com/dcathletics and also at https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders .

THE RIVAL… The Mustangs are 14-12 this season and hold a 5-8 conference mark with three matches remaining.  The Mustangs had a two match winning streak snapped last week Wednesday when they lost to Northwestern after beating Nebraska Wesleyan and Dakota Wesleyan in the previous two contests.

Morningside has an 11.79 kills per set average to go with a .188 kill efficiency and they get to 15.99 digs per contest.  The Mustangs also get 2.27 blocks per outing and are good for 1.26 ace serves per outing.

Maggie Vondrak tops the team with a 2.89 kill average and she is the leading digger with a 3.38 average.  Briana Schuble tops the team with a 1.43 block average and she accounts for 2.48 kills per outing. The middle blocker ranks sixth in the country in terms of total blocks and blocks per set. Anastasia Ott and Gabi French are right around 2.0 for their kill averages with Ott at 1.97 and French is at 2.01.  Melissa Mounts tops the team in assists with a 7.29 average has a team high 32 ace serves.  Lexi Welsh gets 3.27 digs and Ashley McConnell is at 2.38.

THE DEFENDERS… Dordt is 22-8 and 11-2 in the GPAC and is lodged in second place in the conference, one game in front of Midland and two games in front of Doane.  The GPAC is chasing Hastings right now as the Broncos stand unbeaten in the league entering the final week of play.

Dordt averages 12.25  kills per set with a .221 kill efficiency and the Defenders get to 13.89 digs per outing.  Dordt also accounts for 2.6 blocks per set and 1.4 ace serves.

Danae Geels is the leader at the net with a 2.62 average and a .277 kill efficiency.  Katelyn Schuller has a 2.36 average and Lindsey Floen is at 2.35 kills per set to go with a .282 kill efficiency and Floen also has a 1.15 block average.  Floen ranks 14th in the country in total blocks and 20th in per-set average.  Loy Sahr as a 2.08 kill average and Meghan Krausman is averaging 1.69 kills.  Kayla Gesink puts up 9.38 assists and has 32 ace serves, second to Jana Van Zanten’s 33.  Gesink also averages 2.51 digs and is in on two blocks every three sets.  Kayla Broekhuis leads the team with 4.14 digs and she has 27 service aces.  Jocelyn Bousema has 30 aces and Celaine Haan 21.  Van Zanten has a 1.81 dig average while Haan is at 1.69 and Bousema 1.64.

LAST ACTION… Morningside lost to Northwestern in Sioux City 19-25, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25.  Vondrak had 15 kills and Schaeuble 13.  Mounts put up 35 assists and had 15 digs.  Gabi French put down eight kills and Anastasia Ott five.

Dordt beat Concordia 25-13, 25-16, 25-14.  Schuller had seven kills as Dordt trailed on just two occasions in the match.  Floen, Krausman and Sahr all had six kills and Gesink lofted 26 assists.  Broekhuis had a team high 18 digs.

HISTORY… Dordt is 13-6 against the Mustangs and are 4-5 in matches played at the Rosen-Verdoorn Athletic Complex.  Dordt beat Morningside on October 3 in Sioux Center by set scores of 25-22, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-7.  Danae Geels had a team high 14 kills and Sahr had 12.  Kayla Gesink put up 53 assists and Jana Van Zanten had 16 digs.  French put down 14 kills and Kati Steffen had 13 for Morningside.  Mounts was good for 50 assists and Lexi Welsh had 20 digs.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE…Morningside will travel to Briar Cliff on Thursday, November 1 while Dordt is at home with Northwestern.

GPAC SCHEDULE AND SCORES…
Standings (Monday, October 29)
Hastings 13-0/23-3
Dordt 11-2/22-8
Midland 10-3/19-8
Doane  10-4/23-8
Northwestern 7-6/18-9
Nebraska Wesleyan 6-7/12-13
Morningside 5-8/14-12
Briar Cliff 5-9/17-14
Concordia 4-10/10-18
Dakota Wesleyan 1-12/5-25
Mount Marty 1-12/7-22

Wednesday, September 5
Dordt def Briar Cliff 3-2
Midland def Concordia 3-0
Hastings def Doane 3-2

Tuesday, September 11
Briar Cliff University def. Mount Marty College 3-0
Hastings College def. Nebraska Wesleyan University 3-0
Doane College def. Concordia University 3-0

Wednesday, September 12
Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-0
Northwestern def. Morningside 3-2

Friday, September 14
Northwestern def. Concordia 3-0
Saturday, September 15
Doane def. Mount Marty  3-0
Midland def. Morningside 3-2

Tuesday, September 18
Northwestern def. Briar Cliff  3-0
Concordia def. Nebraska Wesleyan 3-1

Wednesday, September 19
Doane def. Midland  3-2
Morningside def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-1
Dordt def. Mount Marty 3-0

Friday, September 21
Nebraska Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 3-0

Saturday, September 22
Midland University def.  Mount Marty College 3-0
Hastings College def. Northwestern College 3-0
Dordt College def. Nebraska Wesleyan University 3-2
Concordia University def. Dakota Wesleyan University 3-2
Doane College def. Morningside College 3-2

Tuesday, September 25
Mount Marty def.  Dakota Wesleyan 3-0

Wednesday, September 26
Briar Cliff def. Morningside 3-0
Midland def. Nebraska Wesleyan 3-0
Hastings def. Concordia 3-0
Dordt def. Northwestern 3-2

Saturday, September 29
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Mount Marty College 0
Hastings College 3, Briar Cliff University 1
Midland University 3, Northwestern College 1
Morningside College 3, Concordia University 1
Doane College 3, Dordt College 1

Tuesday, October 2
Briar Cliff University 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Doane College 1

Wednesday, October 3
Hastings College 3, Midland University 2
Dordt College 3, Morningside College 2
Northwestern College 3, Mount Marty College 0

Friday, October 5
Concordia 3, Briar Cliff 2

Saturday, October 6
Dordt College 3, Midland University 2
Concordia University 3, Mount Marty College 0
Hastings College 3, Morningside College 0
Doane College 3, Briar Cliff University 2

Tuesday, October 9
Dordt College 3, Briar Cliff University 1  
Hastings College 3, Doane College 1
Morningside College 3, Mount Marty College 1

Wednesday, October 10
Midland University 3, Concordia University 0
Northwestern College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0

Friday, October 12
Doane College 3, Morningside College 1

Saturday, October 13
Dakota Wesleyan University 3, Concordia University 1
Hastings College 3, Mount Marty College 1
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Northwestern College 0

Sunday, October 14
Hastings College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0

Tuesday, October 16
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Concordia 2
Dordt 3, Mount Marty 0

Wednesday, October 17
Northwestern 3, Briar Cliff 1
Midland 3, Doane 2
Morningside 3, Dakota Wesleyan 2

Friday, October 19
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0

Saturday, October 20
Hastings 3, Dordt 1
Midland 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0
Doane 3, Northwestern 2
Morningside 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 0

Tuesday, October 23
Briar Cliff 3, Mount Marty  0
Dordt 3, Dakota Wesleyan 1

Wednesday, October 24
Hastings 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 0
Doane 3, Concordia 2
Northwestern  3, Morningside  1

Saturday, October 27
Briar Cliff 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 2
Midland 3, Mount Marty 0
Hastings 3, Northwestern 2
Dordt 3, Concordia 0
Doane 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0

Tuesday, October 30
Briar Cliff @ Dakota Wesleyan
Midland @ Hastings
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Doane
Dordt @ Morningside
Mount Marty @ Northwestern

Thursday, November 1
Morningside @ Briar Cliff
Midland @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Dakota Wesleyan @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Concordia
Northwestern @ Dordt College

Saturday, November 3
Mount Marty @ Doane
Morningside @ Midland
Dakota Wesleyan @ Hastings
Dordt @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Northwestern @ Concordia

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