ORANGE CITY, Iowa | No. 14 Northwestern got a combined 31 kills from Anna Kiel and Makenzie Fink as they downed No. 5 Dordt 25-19, 19-25, 25-13, 25-20 in a match up of NAIA-ranked Great Plains Athletic Conference volleyball teams at the Bultman Center Tuesday.
Kiel had 16 kills and Fink 15 for Northwestern which won its 13th straight match and improved to 14-1 overall. A.J. Horstman also had a dozen kills for the Raiders, including the one that wrapped up the match. Setter Lacey Wacker had 46 assists and Karsyn Winterfeld 12 digs for the winners.
Dordt (13-3 overall, 1-1 GPAC) got a match-high 18 kills from Ema Altena and nine from Leah Camp. Jamie Gesink had 35 assists and Summer Jansen 23 digs for the Defenders.
MIDLAND 3, MORNINGSIDE 0: No. 9 Midland logged a straight-set win over 24th-ranked Morningside in a Great Plains Athletic Conference volleyball match at Wikert Event Center in Fremont, Nebraska Tuesday. Game scores were 25-21, 25-15, 25-22.
Priscilla O'Dowd had 12 kills and Jessica Peters 34 assists for the Warriors (9-3 overall, 2-0 GPAC).
Morningside (7-7 overall, 0-2 GPAC) struggled to generate offense with Emma Gerber leading the way with 10 kills. Setters Kylee Geber and Callie Alberico had 13 and 12 assists, respectively, while Nikki Oberfoell had 16 digs.
BUENA VISTA 3, GRINNELL 1: The Beavers dropped the second set but closed out the match with two straight wins to take a non-conference volleyball match at Siebens Fieldhouse Tuesday 25-12, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23.
Jade Schaap eclipsed the BVU school record for kills in a four-set match with 29, topping the old mark of 27 set by Kristen Staiert in 2006. Ali Grein also had a dozen kills for the Beavers (5-3). Summer Goss had 46 assists and Kylie Roe 29 digs for the winners.
NORTHERN IOWA 3, IOWA STATE 2: The Panthers outlasted No. 19 Iowa State 25-21, 21-25, 17-25, 15-11 for Northern Iowa's first win in Hilton Coliseum since 2008.
Piper Thomas had 17 kills to lead Northern Iowa while Bri Weber and Karlie Taylor added 14 apiece. Weber had the winning kills to close out the match as UNI won its third match over a ranked team this season (also winning over Florida and Creighton).
The loss was the first of the season for the Cyclones (12-1) who got 12 kills each from Grace Lazard and Jess Schaben and 11 from former MOC-Floyd Valley prep athlete Alexis Conaway.
The Panthers won their second straight match in the series with ISU and now had a 28-27 edge all time over the Cyclones.