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Dordt Volleyball Hosts Meeting of Ranked Teams

September 19, 2013

WHERE AND WHEN… Dordt College will host the second of three straight GPAC volleyball matches this Saturday, September 21 against Hastings.  The junior varsity match starts at 3:30 with the varsity contest beginning at about  5:00.The match can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and there will be live video available 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… The Hastings College Broncos are the defending regular season Great Plains Athletic Conference champions and are off to a 3-0 start in league play and an 11-5 overall mark.

Matt Buttermore’s squad lost to Baker at the Northwestern Classic and lost back to back matches to Park (Missouri) and Georgetown (Kentucky), Bellevue (Nebraska) and Nebraska-Kearney.  The three conference wins are over Concordia, Doane and Nebraska Wesleyan.  The Broncos have two three match winning streaks this season and have lost back to back matches once.

The Broncos made their first appearance in the Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Poll this week as they slid into the no. 25 slot.

Hastings is led by Kalynn Dahlke with a 3.76 kill average to go with 3.05 digs per outing.  Katie Zoucha is good for 2.2 kills and Shayna Schacher also averages 2.2 kills.  Four other players are averaging between one and two kills per contest.  Chandelle Davidson handles most of the setting duties with an 8.6 assist average and she has 12 ace serves.  Taylor Jordan tops the team in ace serves with 22 and she gets to 2.6 digs.  Libby Kissinger is the team leader with a 4.2 dig average.

Hastings is averaging 12.5 kills, 1.8 ace serves and 2.1 blocks per outing and have a .218 kill efficiency while getting to 15.8 digs.

THE DEFENDERS… Dordt College is riding a seven match winning streak that dates back to August 30 when they beat John Brown after losing to Viterbo earlier in the day at a classic hosted by Bellevue.  The Defenders are 2-0 in the GPAC with wins over Briar Cliff and Morningside.  Other than the Viterbo loss the Defenders have a loss to Tabor blemishing their record.

Dordt is 5-0 in matches that have been swept, are 4-0 in matches that go to four sets and are 1-2 in five set matches.    Coach Chad Hanson’s third edition at Dordt College is currently ranked no. 20 in the Tachikara-NAIA Coaches’ Poll, up one spot from last week.

The Defenders average 13.5 kills per set and hit for a .290 kill efficiency.  The Defenders earn 1.5 points per set off of service aces and another 2.17 points per set on blocks.  Dordt gets to an average of 16.96 digs per set.

Kayla Gesink is averaging 10.3 assists per set with 1.24 kills and 2.7 blocks.  Brooke Wolterstorff’s kill average is 3.07 and she gets to 2.98 digs per contest and has 12 ace serves.  Lindsey Floen’s kill average is 2.89 and she has a .421 kill efficiency to go with 1.02 blocks.  Jenna Horstman’s kill average is 2.63 and Meghan Krausman is at 2.09.  Elizabeth Kiel adds 1.39 kills.  Kayla Broekhuis leads the team with 5.56 digs per outing and Jocelyn Bousema is at 1.76.  Celaine Haan is the team leader in ace serves with 13 and Broekhuis has 12, Bousema 11 and Siri Nelson 10.

LAST ACTION… The Defenders beat Morningside in five sets on Wednesday night by set scores of 22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 23-25 and 15-6.  The Defenders had nine ace serves in the win and hit for a .338 kill efficiency while recording eight points on blocks over the course of the marathon.  Floen and Wolterstorff had 17 and 16 kills each with Floen in on six blocks.  Gesink had 53 assists and eight kills.

Hastings beat Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 17 by scores of 25-17, 25-22, 25-16.  Dahlke had 14 kills and 12 digs and Davidson 28 assists in the sweep.

HISTORY… Dordt holds a 12-6 advantage in the series and is 6-1 in matches against Hastings at the De Witt Gym.  Last year’s lone meeting between the two was in Hastings on October 20 with the Broncos prevailing 25-17, 19-25, 25-17, 25-18.  Kendra Schwein topped Hastings with 23 kills and Shayna Shacher, one of the few holdovers from last season, had 11 kills.  Dordt was led by Danae Geels and Floen with nine kills each while Katelyn Schuller and Krausman had eight kills each.  Gesink put up 39 assists and Broekhuis had 29 digs.

RANKINGS… Four conference teams are in the most recent national poll with Midland no. 5; Northwestern no. 11; Dordt no. 20 and Hastings no. 25.  Concordia (California), winners of 45 matches in a row, is no. 1 again this week.

WHERE WE GO FROM HERE… Dordt hosts Northwestern on Tuesday, September 24 before traveling to Nebraska Wesleyan and Midland on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28.  The week’s action presents the possibility of facing two teams in the nation’s top-10.

Hastings will host Concordia, Briar Cliff and Dakota Wesleyan next week.

GPAC SCHEDULE AND SCORES…
Volleyball Standings (Thursday, September 19)
School GPAC/Overall
Hastings 3-0/11-5
Dordt 2-0/10-2
Midland 1-0/19-0
Northwestern 1-0/17-1
Briar Cliff 1-1/10-4
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-1/9-1
Doane 1-1/7-7
Mount Marty 0-1/7-7
Dakota Wesleyan 0-1/4-10
Morningside 0-2/7-4
Concordia 0-3/9-5

GPAC Scores and Schedules
September 4
Hastings def. Concordia 3-1

September 11
Midland def. Concordia 3-0
Nebraska Wesleyan def. Morningside 3-1

September 14
Dordt def. Briar Cliff 3-1
Doane def. Hastings 3-1

September 17
Hastings def. Nebraska Wesleyan 3-0
Doane def. Concordia 3-0
Briar Cliff def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-0
Northwestern def. Mount Marty 3-0

September 18
Dordt def. Morningside 3-2

September 20
Concordia @ Dakota Wesleyan
Northwestern @ Morningside

September 21
Hastings @ Dordt College
Midland @ Briar Cliff
Concordia @ Mount Marty
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Dakota Wesleyan
Doane @ Northwestern

September 24
Northwestern @ Dordt
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Midland
Dakota Wesleyan @ Morningside
Briar Cliff @ Mount Marty

September 25
Concordia @ Hastings
 

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