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Defender Volleyball Hosts Lindenwood-Belleville

Posted: February 8th, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Volleyball

WHERE AND WHEN…

Dordt will host Lindenwood-Belleville on Friday, February 8 at 7:00 at the De Witt Gym.  There will be live video of the match available at https://livestream.com/dordtcollegewebcast/volleyball . The match counts towards the American Midwest/Great Plains/Kansas standings. Results will be posted to www.dordt.edu/athletics and https://twitter.com/dcathletics and also at https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders

THE OPPONENT…

Lindenwood-Belleville is 1-6 overall and have an 0-2 record in league play with losses to Missouri Baptist and Briar Cliff.   This match is part of three match road swing for Lindenwood-Belleville as they were scheduled to face Briar Cliff on Thursday and Morningside on Saturday.

The Linx have a win over Judson (Illinois) in their most recent match on February 2. Lindenwood-Belleville has accounted for 9.18 kills per set as a team and allow 11.09. Teams have put a .176 kill efficiency together against the Linx and have 43-29 ace serves edge so far this year.

Carl Cousin is putting down 2.0 kills per set while Diego Tamayo is averaging 1.42 kills and Justin Talley is at 1.58. Jeffrey Carmody has a 7.08 assists per set average and he also has three ace serves.

THE DEFENDERS…

The Defenders are 0-5 this season and stand 0-3 in league play. 

Dordt is averaging 9.33 kills per set while allowing 14.17. Dordt has a .115 kill efficiency while opponents are at .297.  Dordt has seven service aces and the Defenders get 1.58 points per set on blocks.

Ben Tiemersma averages 3.33 kills per set and has a kill efficiency of .205. Garret Vander Zee’s kill average is 2.58 and Matthew Brandsma’s kill average is 1.67 with a .207 kill efficiency in two matches played.  Tyler Postma is averaging 7.67 assists per set and he gets to 1.67 digs while Austen Scammon is the team leader in digs with a 2.67 average.  Seven different players have one ace serve each for the Defenders.

HISTORY…

Dordt beat Lindenwood-Belleville on February 2 of last season by set score  of 17-25, 25-17, 26-24, 17-25, 15-13 as Tiemersma led the way with 19 kills and Alex Durbin accounted for 12. Tyler Postma put up 35 assists and had 13 digs along with Mark Schussler. Anthony Miner accounted for 19 kills for the Linx and Carmody put up 22 assists.

The teams met again on March 30 and this time Lindenwood-Belleville prevailed at home with a 19-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-21 margin of victory. Tiemersma had 11 kills and Durbin seven while Postma recorded 31 assists. Jevtic and Miner had 19 and 15 kills each and Danila Pavicevic put up a match high 48 assists.

NEXT…

Dordt will face Maranatha Baptist on Saturday at 1:00 in Lacrosse, Wisconsin in a match hosted by Viterbo. The Defenders are scheduled to face the hosts on Saturday at 3:00.

AMC/GPAC/KCAC…(February 8, 2019)

Missouri Baptist 2-0/10-0

Briar Cliff 2-0/4-3

Ottawa 1-0/5-3

Park 1-0/7-0

Morningside 0-1/1-7

Lindenwood-Belleville 0-2/1-6

Dordt 0-3/0-5