SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – No. 24 Bethel Volleyball ended their quest for an NAIA National Championship with a 3-0 loss to No. 22 Dordt in three sets in the NAIA Opening Round on Saturday. Maddy Payne led the Pilots with 10 kills and 5 blocks in the effort.
Match Score: Dordt def. Bethel 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-20)
Records: Bethel (28-9) | Dordt (18-9)
NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll: Bethel – No. 24 | Dordt – No. 22
Location: De Witt Gymnasium | Dordt University | Sioux Center, Iowa
Maddy Payne: 10 kills, 5 blocks .318 hit pct.
Isabelle North: 9 kills, 2 blocks
Madyson Beaver: 5 kills, 17 assists
Jackeline Fernandez: 17 digs
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
The Defenders doubled up the Pilots in hitting percentage, .289 to .143.
The Pilots were limited to just 8 total blocks.
The Pilots committed 6 service errors in the match, their most since a win over Huntington on Senior Night on October 27.
NEXT TIME OUT
The Pilots will await word on a possible at large berth to the NCCAA National Championship from December 2-4 in Point Lookout, Missouri.