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Volleyball Faces Briar Cliff

Posted: February 26th, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Volleyball

WHERE AND WHEN…

Dordt will travel to Briar Cliff in American Midwest/Great Plains/Kansas play on Wednesday night, February 27. The match will begin at 7:00. Results will be posted to www.dordt.edu/athletics and https://twitter.com/dcathletics and also at https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders

THE OPPONENT…

Briar Cliff is 6-5 this season and 4-2 in league play. The Chargers have wins over Morningside (twice), Cumberland (Tennessee), Mount Mercy, Dordt and Lindenwood-Belleville.

The Chargers are averaging 11.83 kills per set with a .217 kill efficiency and the Chargers have 41 ace serves this year while opponents have 30 against them.

Daniel Borsi has a 2.21 kills per set average with a .142 kill efficiency and Brandon Oswald is good for 2.40 kills and a .204 kill efficiency. Julien Dumas adds 2.58 kills and has a team high nine ace serves. Enrique Barajas has a 6.73 assists per set average and also gets to 2.23 digs per outing. Noah Marasco-Ayau leads the team with a 2.95 digs per outing average.

Noah Marasco-Ayau handles 2.95 digs per set and the Chargers are averaging 11.05 digs per set and 2.11 points per set on blocks.

THE DEFENDERS…

The Defenders are 3-7 this season and stand 1-5 in the league.

Ben Tiemersma is averaging 4.00 kills per set with a .260 kill efficiency and he has five solo and 10 assisted blocks. Garrett Vander Zee has a 2.64 kills per set average and he gets to 1.52 digs  per set. Shavon Barker’s kill average is 1.24 and he has 19 assisted blocks. Tyler Postma averages 8.24 assists per set and has seven solo and 24 assisted blocks and he averages 1.73 digs per outing. Austen Scammon leads the team with 3.03 digs per set.

Dordt averaged 10.06 kills per set and allow 12.73.  Dordt gets 1.82 points per set on blocks and allow 1.67. Teams have 47 ace serves against the Defenders and Dordt has 24 aces this season.

NEXT…

Dordt is scheduled to go to Missouri Baptist on March 8 and Lindenwood-Belleville on March 9.  The Defenders are also scheduled to face Culver Stockton on March 11 before going to Lacrosse, Wisconsin on March 16 for a tri-angular.  Dordt returns home to play four matches in a row from March 20-27 to conclude the regular season.

HISTORY…

Dordt lost to Briar Cliff on February 19 and lost a 3-0 decision by set scores of 25-22, 25-22, 29-27. Ben Tiemersma had 17 kills and Garrett Vander Zee had 10 with Tyler Postma putting up 32 assists. Austen Scammon recorded ten digs in the loss. Briar Cliff got 10 kills each from Brandon Oswald and Julien Dumas and Jacob Ewart put up 18 assists and Enrique Barajas had 17 with Noah Marasco-Ayau recording a team high 18 digs.

AMC/GPAC/KCAC…(February 26, 2019)

Missouri Baptist 5-0/15-0

Ottawa 4-0/8-3

Briar Cliff 4-2/6-5

Morningside 1-4/2-10

Lindenwood-Belleville 1-5/3-10

Dordt 1-5/3-7