Sioux City Iowa — The Dordt Volleyball team saw their season come to a close in pool play of the Volleyball nationals at Tyson Event Center in Sioux City. The Defenders won a 3-1 match against Olivet Nazarene (Illinois) to close pool play at 1-2. The set scores were 25-17, 25-23, 26-28, 25-9.
Dordt hit for a .423 kill efficiency in set four and an overall .198 kill efficiency. Olivet Nazarene was limited to .093 for the entire match and had a high of .200 in set three.Brooke Granstra had 17 kills and 14 digs and handled all 15 of her serve receptions cleanly. Jenna Horstman had 12 kills and Ema Altena had 11 for Dordt. Jamie Gesink put up 41 assists.
The Defenders had seven service aces with Summer Jansen recording four and Jill Schouten two. Jansen also had 22 digs for lead Dordt. The Defenders handled 72 serves by Olivet Nazarene cleanly and the Tigers recorded no ace serves. Dordt concludes the season with a 25-7 mark and its 11th trip to the NAIA National Championship event.