It took five sets, but Nebraska Wesleyan earned their first conference victory with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Dordt College in GPAC volleyball action on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 17) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
NWU won 17-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-18, 15-8. The Prairie Wolves improve to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in GPAC, while Dordt falls to 6-9, 2-1 GPAC.
It was the strength of the NWU serves that allowed the Prairie Wolves to pull ahead. NWU had a total of 11 service aces led by Caitlin Anderson who had four aces.
Freshman Cody Long had a dominant performance to lead the Prairie Wolves. Long recorded a double-double and had a match-high 18 kills to go along with 12 digs. Brittnie Kreikemeier took over in the fifth set and ended with 15 total kills.
Caitlin Anderson also had a double-double with 43 assists and 10 digs to go along with six kills and four aces.
Dordt had three players in double figures in kills led by Jana Van Zanten with 14.