Mike Byker, Sports Information Director
SIOUX CENTER – The Dordt Defenders swept through Briar Cliff in GPAC action Saturday afternoon at the De Witt Gym to improve their volleyball record to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in GPAC play.
Dordt built its lead to 11-5 on a Karsyn Winterfeld kill and maintained at least a three point lead the rest of the way in winning 25-16. The final point came on Corrina Timmermans’ first ace serve of the match.
The Chargers rallied from an early four point deficit and got within 11-9 but an attack error followed by a pair of ball handling errors on Briar Cliff put the Defenders up by five and the Defenders were in control the rest of the set for a 25-18 win.
Dordt appeared headed to an uneventful sweep when the Chargers scored five unanswered to go from down 11-5 to down 11-10. Out of the timeout Timmermans got a kill. After a Dordt service error Brenna Krommendyk and Jori Bronner recorded back to back kills and led 14-11 and the Defenders were able to maintain at least a three point lead on the way to a 25-20 win.
Dordt hit for a very healthy .402 kill efficiency while limiting Briar Cliff to .193. and had a 6-2 service ace edge and Dordt had a 5-3 blocks advantage.
Karsyn Winterfeld led the Defenders with 10 kills while Jessi De Jager had nine. Corrina Timmermans and Jori Bronner both got seven kills and Bronner was in on three blocks.
Corina Beimers and Megan Raszler had 21 and 17 assists respectively and Winterfeld and Hannah Connelly each had eight digs.
Dordt will travel to face Dakota Wesleyan at the Corn Palace on Wednesday night in Mitchell, South Dakota.