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Dordt College News
Dordt-Doane Volleyball Saturday
October 31, 2013
WHERE AND WHEN… Dordt College will travel to Crete, Nebraska for GPAC volleyball on Saturday, November 2. The junior varsity match will start at 4:00 and the varsity match will get underway at 5:30. The match can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and live on the web at www.dordt.edu/athletics. Results will be posted to www.dordt.edu/athletics and https://twitter.com/dcathletics and also at https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders .
THE OPPONENT… Doane is 6-8 in the GPAC and 15-15 overall after a home win over Nebraska Wesleyan on Wednesday.
The Tigers won four sets in a row after losing four straight to Midland, Dordt, Nebraska Wesleyan and St. Francis from October 2-11. The Tigers have lost three out of their last five matches dating back to October 19.
The Tigers average 11.72 kills per set and have a team kill efficiency of .167 and get to 13.56 digs and record 2.14 blocks per outing. The Tigers also average 2.01 service aces per set.
Ashley Axmann tops the team with a 3.92 kill average and Abby Sorenson’s kill average is 2.4. Emily Max is at 1.71 kills per set and Ali Jansen’s average is 1.19. Haley Norvell and Rachel Wieser average 4.94 and 4.86 assists and Alex Winters is averaging 3.21. Karissa Blank’s average is 4.2 digs and she has 41 service aces, second only to Julie Els’s and Ashley Axmann’s 46.
THE DEFENDERS…Dordt is 20-5 overall and 11-3 in the GPAC and has won nine of its last ten matches with the hiccup in the run a loss to Hastings two weeks ago on the road.
The Defenders average 13.9 kills per set and have a .300 kill efficiency while also getting to 15.6 digs per set. The Defenders also generate 2.1 points per set on blocks and another 1.4 points per set on ace serves.
Brooke Wolterstorff, Jenna Horstman and Lindsey Floen lead a balanced Dordt attack with all three averaging right at three kills per set. Wolterstorff is a shade over three at 3.08 while Horstman and Floen are at 2.92 and 2.89. Floen’s kill efficiency percentage is .405 and Horstman is at .319. Floen is also averaging a team high 1.04 blocks per outing.
Meghan Krausman and Elizabeth Kiel are at 1.85 and 1.63 kills per set respectively with Krausman also getting to 1.37 digs. Kayla Broekhuis has a team high 5.02 digs and Wolterstorff has a 2.6 average. The two are also among the leaders in aces with Broekhuis at 20 and Wolterstorff at 27. Jocelyn Bousema is averaging 1.72 digs and has 23 ace serves and Celaine Haan leads the team with 30 aces. Kayla Gesink runs the offense with 10.58 assists, 1.09 kills and 2.42 digs per set. She also has 14 service aces this season.
LAST ACTION… Dordt beat Dakota Wesleyan on Tuesday night 25-18, 25-8, 36-34. The Defenders hit for a .345 kill efficiency and had 59 digs while allowing Dakota Wesleyan a .092 kill efficiency. Horstman led the team with 17 kills and Floen had 13. Wolterstorff and Kiel each had eight and Broekhuis led the team with 15 digs and Wolterstorff had 14.
Doane handled Nebraska Wesleyan 25-21, 25-21, 25-20 and hit .314 for the match with 47 kills and was led by Axmann with 16 kills and Sorenson had 14. Norvell and Wieser each had 16 assists and Blank had 13 digs.
HISTORY… Dordt leads the series 23-6 after a 25-11, 25-15, 25-20 win on October 5. The Defenders were led by Jenna Horstman’s 14 kills against one error and Wolterstorff had eight kills with Gesink putting up 28 assists. Broekhuis had 19 digs. Doane was topped by Axmann with 11 kills and Norvell and Wieser had 16 and ten assists each and Blank had 11 digs.
Dordt lost the lone meeting last season on September 29 last season 25-21, 20-25, 18-25, 15-25. Max had 15 kills and Blank 13 digs. Dordt was led by Danae Geels with 16 kills and Loy Sahr had 10. Gesink put up 39 assists and had 15 digs while Broekhuis had 14.
NAIA POLL…Dordt College is no. 18 in this week’s poll while fellow GPAC members Northwestern and Midland are no. 6 and no. 7 respectively. Hastings is in the receiving votes category of the poll.
WHERE WE GO FROM HERE… Dordt concludes the season on Wednesday, November 6. The GPAC Quarterfinals will be played on Saturday, November 9.
Doane is scheduled to host Hastings on November 6 to conclude the regular season and they have assured themselves of a spot in the post-season tournament starting on November 9.
GPAC SCHEDULE AND SCORES…
Volleyball Standings (Thursday, October 31)
Nebraska Wesleyan 9-6/19-8
Briar Cliff 7-8/18-12
Mount Marty 1-13/12-19
Dakota Wesleyan 0-14/7-25
GPAC Scores and Schedules
Hastings def. Concordia 3-1
Midland def. Concordia 3-0
Nebraska Wesleyan def. Morningside 3-1
Dordt def. Briar Cliff 3-1
Doane def. Hastings 3-1
Hastings def. Nebraska Wesleyan 3-0
Doane def. Concordia 3-0
Briar Cliff def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-0
Northwestern def. Mount Marty 3-0
Dordt def. Morningside 3-2
Concordia def. Dakota Wesleyan University 3-0
Northwestern College def. Morningside College 3-1
Midland def. Briar Cliff 3-0
Concordia def. Mount Marty 3-0
Nebraska Wesleyan def.Dakota Wesleyan 3-1
Dordt def. Hastings 3-1
Northwestern def. Doane 3-2
Midland University def. Nebraska Wesleyan University 3-1
Northwestern College def. Dordt College 3-2
Morningside College def. Dakota Wesleyan University 3-0
Briar Cliff University def., Mount Marty College 3-1
Hastings College def. Concordia University 3-1
Midland University def. Dakota Wesleyan University 3-0
Hastings College def. Briar Cliff University 3-0
Nebraska Wesleyan University def. Dordt College 3-0
Doane College def. Morningside College 3-0
Northwestern College def. Concordia University 3-0
Concordia University def. Morningside College 3-1
Dordt College def. Midland University 3-1
Hastings College def. Dakota Wesleyan University 3-0
Nebraska Wesleyan University def. Briar Cliff University 3-2
Doane College def. Mount Marty College 3-2
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Concordia University 1
Dordt College 3, Mount Marty College 0
Northwestern College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0
Midland def. Doane 31
Briar Cliff University def. Morningside 3-0
Northwestern def. Midland 3-2
Dordt def. Doane 3-0
Mount Marty @ Morningside
Midland University 3, Hastings College 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Doane College 0
Dordt College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0
Northwestern College 3, Briar Cliff University 1
Morningside College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0
Briar Cliff University 3, Mount Marty College 0
Hastings College 3, Nebraska Wesleyan University 2
Hastings College 3, Mount Marty College 0
Briar Cliff 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0
Dordt 3, Morningside 1
Midland 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 1
Northwestern 3, Mount Marty 0
Doane 3, Concordia 1
Midland 3, Briar Cliff 1
Concordia 3, Mount Marty 0
Northwestern 3, Doane 0
Hastings 3, Dordt 0
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0
Dordt 3, Briar Cliff 1
Mount Marty 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0
Midland 3, Doane 1
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Concordia 0
Northwestern 3, Morningside 0
Doane College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0
Midland University 3, Mount Marty College 0
Hastings College 3, Morningside College 2
Northwestern College 3, Nebraska Wesleyan University 0
Briar Cliff University 3, Concordia University 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Mount Marty College 0
Northwestern College 3, Hastings College 0
Dordt College 3, Concordia University 0
Midland University 3, Morningside College 2
Briar Cliff University 3, Doane College 0
Dordt 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0
Midland University 3, Hastings College 2
Doane College 3, Nebraska Wesleyan University 0
Morningside College 3, Mount Marty College 1
Northwestern College 3, Briar Cliff University 0
Northwestern @ Midland
Mount Marty @ Hastings
Morningside @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Dakota Wesleyan @ Concordia
Dordt @ Doane
Concordia @ Midland
Hastings @ Doane
Dordt @ Northwestern
Briar Cliff @ Morningside
Dakota Wesleyan @ Mount Marty