The Northwestern volleyball team had a tough loss against Dordt on Wednesday night in Orange City. The score was 3-2, with set scores of 19-25, 16-25, 25-18, 27-25 and 9-15.
This loss made NW 3-2 in the GPAC, and 13-5 overall.
NW was down after the first two sets but rallied to win a dramatic third set 27-25.
The fifth set held even until Dordt had a five point run to make it 8-14. The Raiders managed one more point, but Dordt ended the game with a kill to earn the win.
The Raiders hit .168 with 53 kills in 155 attempts. Sophomore Kaitlin Floerchinger hit a career best of 17 kills for the match and had 13 assists.
Freshman setter Madeline Hanno led the team with 22 assists and had 94 percent serving for the match.
Freshman middle hitter Karlie Schut also had 11 kills.
Sophomore Alexis Bart went to 32-32 serve receive.
The volleyball team’s w
inning streak came to a bitter end when it fell to host Hastings on Saturday. The Raiders lost 3-0 (25-20, 25-23 and 25-21).
The game was tight, but NW lacked the necessary spark to make up the deficit.
“We played really hard, but had a couple of spots that we were not energetic,” Bart said.
The overall stats of this game did not reflec
t the score. Floerchinger had 10 kills and Bart had 25 digs. The whole team hit .272 for the match.
This is the eighth straight match this season that Floerchinger totaled double digits in kills.
“Hastings was a good team to come up against,” Bart said. “It showed us where we stand in the conference and what we have to do to get higher.”
The Raiders were moving fluently, but near the ends of the sets lost fight. The communication was lacking, and as the sets went on the energy of the game fell.
The Raiders will play No. 21 Midland at 3 p.m. on Saturday at home.