Sioux Center, Iowa — Ranked teams pair up when #7 Northwestern travels to Sioux Center to play #11 Dordt on Wednesday night, Sept. 11. First serve at the DeWitt Gym is scheduled for 7:30 pm. Northwestern is unbeaten, owning a 1-0 league record, 12-0 overall, while the Defenders are 0-1 in the GPAC, 8-4 overall.

Northwestern holds a slim 44-42 lead in the all-time series (dating back to 1989). Dordt had had the upper hand of late, winning four of the last five matches, including all three last season.

The Defenders went 2-1 last weekend at a tournament hosted by top-ranked Park University, defeating both Benedictine and Huston-Tillotson and falling to the #1 Pirates in four sets. Dordt is 8-4 overall, 0-1 in the GPAC, losing to Jamestown 3-1 in their lone conference match on Sept. 3. The Defenders are 3-4 against ranked teams.

The Red Raiders went 4-0 at the Viterbo Holiday Inn Express Classic last weekend, defeating William Woods, Waldorf, Taylor and #5 Viterbo, going 12-2 in sets played. They improved to 12-0 on the year, 3-0 against ranked teams and 1-0 in the conference.

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