MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team returned home to take on Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Dordt College, dropping a three-set match Tuesday night at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D.
Set scores were: 25-18, 25-15, 25-21 in favor of the Defenders.
Sydney Fritz (Winner, S.D.) tallied nine kills and three digs, while Chelsey Heeg (Freeman, S.D.) added four kills and 10 digs. Sara Herman (Reliance, S.D.) notched four digs and Bridgett Knobbe (Norfolk, Neb.) recorded 17 assists.
The Tigers (12-10, 1-6 GPAC) got off to a hot start in the opening set as they took an early lead that they held onto until midway through the first set. Despite the fast start for DWU, the Defenders (19-3, 7-1 GPAC) took the first set. Heeg tallied two service aces in a row to tie the third set. Moments later, Fritz recorded two kills to widen the DWU lead. However, Dordt would go on to take five of the final six points to win the third set and the match.
DWU hits the road for a GPAC matchup with No. 3 Northwestern College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Orange City, Iowa.