Sioux Center, Iowa — The Dordt Defenders needed four sets to knock off Morningside in GPAC play Wednesday night in Sioux Center, Iowa. The win stopped a three match GPAC losing skid and got the Defenders back to 3-4 in league play.
The Defenders never trailed in set one and built a 23-16 lead after an attack error but allowed Morningside to score five out of six points near the end of the contest before winning 25-21 on a Danielle Vande Voort kill.
Dordt took the lead for good in set two at 10-9 and never led by more than four and never less than two and again won it with Vande Voort getting a late attack out of the middle for a 25-22 win. The Defenders appeared poised for a sweep with a 17-12 lead in set three but the Mustangs fought back to tie the set at 20-20 and went on to win 25-21.
The Defenders regrouped quickly and built a 13-7 lead in the fourth set and maintained control the rest of the way in winning 25-17.
Dordt had a 53-50 kills advantage and took advantage of eight points from blocks and 29 Morningside attack errors.
Corrina Timmermans led Dordt with 19 kills and she had six digs.
Jessi Franken accounted for 11 kills and Alli Timmermans had eight kills. Franken also had three solo blocks and assisted on two.
Danielle Vande Voort had seven kills and Erica Bousema led the team with 21 digs.
Mia Gamet got to eight digs and had three service aces.
Dordt is now 11-5 overall and 3-4 in the GPAC while Morningside is 10-14 and 1-8.
Dordt will travel to face Concordia on Saturday, October 9 at 3:00.