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Dordt @ Northwestern 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, GPAC Tournament Semifinals, Orange City, Iowa

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About DOR

Located in Sioux Center, IA, Dordt College is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

Tourney info.

GPAC Tournament Semifinals
Wed, Nov 13 - Wed, Nov 13
Venue:Bultman Center
Location:Orange City, Iowa
Northwestern Hosts Dordt in GPAC Semifinal

Game Time...Northwestern College plays host to Dordt in the GPAC volleyball semifinals on Wednesday night, Nov. 13. First serve at the Bultman Center is scheduled for 7:30pm. This is the third match-up of the season between the two rivals and second in a span of seven days. Northwestern, ranked fifth in the NAIA, is 33-1 overall and the top seed in the eight-team postseason tournament while Dordt is ranked 13th in the NAIA with a 22-6 overall record. The Defenders are the fourth seed in the tournament. Watch/listen live to tonight's GPAC semifinal via the NWC webcast at the following link: Watch/Listen Now!

All-Time...Northwestern leads the all-time series 39-36 (since 1989) and has won eight of the last 10 match-ups against the Defenders. The Red Raiders are 2-0 against Dordt this year, winning both matches in five sets. 

Earlier This Year...Northwestern earned a 3-2 win over Dordt in a match played in Sioux Center on Sept. 24. The Red Raiders won the first two sets (25-23, 26-24) before Dordt came back to win the next two (25-20, 25-23) to send the game into the decisive final set. Tied at six, Northwestern scored three straight points and got just enough of a cushion to win the final set 15-10. Both teams hit over .300 in a match that was a highlight reel for the attackers at the net. Dordt was led by both Lindsey Floen and Brooke Wolterstorff with 20 kills each and Jenna Horstman put down 15. Northwestern was led by Kaitlin Floerchinger with 23 kills while Karlie Schut (17) and Kellie Goedken (10) also posted double figures. 

It was Dordt that jumped out to a 2-0 lead (25-20, 25-23) only to have Northwestern rally and force a fifth set in the match played in Orange City on Nov. 6. Trailing early in the fifth, the Red Raiders took its first lead on a kill by Goedken (14-13) but Dordt tied it at 14 after a kill by Kayla Gesink. Northwestern scored the final two points on kills by Floerchinger to win it 16-14. Dordt hit .187 for the match, led by Wolterstorff with 16 kills and Horstman (11) and Meghan Krausman (10) also in double figures. Schut led Northwestern with a career-high 23 kills, followed by Floerchinger with 20 and Haley Chambers with 10. 

Dordt News and Notes...The Defenders moved up to 13th in this week's NAIA coaches' poll and bring a 22-6 overall record  into Wednesday night. They finished tied with Hastings for third in the GPAC with a 12-4 league record and earned the fourth seed in the postseason tournament. Dordt cruised to a 3-0 win over Briar Cliff in Saturday's quarterfinal. 

Chad Hanson is in his third season as the Defenders head coach and owns 49-32 record heading into Tuesday's match. He returns seven players off a 2012 squad that finished tied with Midland for third place in the GPAC with an 11-5 record, 22-12 overall. Hanson guided Dordt to a fifth place finish in his first season (2011) and finished 16-17 overall. 

Dordt is the top hitting team in the GPAC with a .293 kill efficiency, third best in the NAIA. They are second in the GPAC in both kills (13.5) and blocks (2.2). Senior Lindsey Floen leads the GPAC with a .371 kill efficiency, averaging 2.8 blocks per set. She also is second in the GPAC in blocks (1.1). Brooke Wolterstorff averages a team-high three kills per set, hitting .283 for the Defenders. Kayla Gesink, an All-American in 2012, lofts up 10.4 assists per set and hits .426 from the setter position. Senior Kayla Broekhuis leads the conference with 5.1 digs per set in the backrow. 

Northwestern News and Notes...The Red Raiders won the GPAC regular season title for the fourth time in the last six years, finishing with a 16-0 league record. Northwestern is the top seed in the postseason tournament and defeated #8-seed Morningside in straight sets in Saturday's quarterfinal. They are 33-1 overall and have won 32 straight matches. 

Northwestern ranks second in the GPAC with a .281 kill efficiency, fifth best in the NAIA. They are fourth in the GPAC in blocks (2.2) and are second with 210 ace serves. Kaitlin Floerchinger and Karlie Schut both average 3.8 kills per set, ranking third in the GPAC. Floerchinger is fifth in the NAIA with 73 ace serves, the second highest total since the 2001 season. Kellie Goedken leads the team in hitting percentage (.368) and blocks (116). Brooke Fessler lofts up 10.6 assists per set and averages over 2.5 digs. Alexis Bart anchors the backrow with 4.2 digs per set and has a 96% in serve receive. 

Up Next...The winner advances to play in the GPAC Championship match on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30pm. 

Kaitlin Floerchinger

# 4 | Outside Hitter
Senior from Treynor, Iowa

Alexis Bart

# 10 | Defensive Specialist
Senior from Sheldon, Iowa

Karlie Schut

# 3 | Rightside Hitter
Junior from West Des Moines, Iowa

Haley Chambers

# 19 | Outside Hitter
Junior from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Brooke Fessler

# 8 | Setter
Junior from Pella, Iowa