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Volleyball prevails against Alma

Megan Korber, Megan Rietema and Kristen Zietse ready themselves for a kill.  Calvin.edu
Megan Korber, Megan Rietema and Kristen Zietse ready themselves for a kill. Calvin.edu

Volleyball tThe Knights took on the Scots on Tuesday night defeating them 25-16, 25-17 and 25-16 and hitting .330 in the match compared to Alma’s .165.

Calvin was led by senior Lizzie Kamp with 13 kills, an ace and nine digs. Junior setter Megan Rietema had 36 assists and three aces. Senior libero Kelly Hiskes-Gordon had nine digs and two aces. Freshman Maggie Kamp had 10 kills and junior Kristen Zietse also contributed two aces and six digs.

The team as a whole had three blocks and were able to hit around Alma’s defense, only being blocked once. The team came away with 45 kills while limiting Alma to 28.

Rietema commented, “I thought we we came out with a fight last night against Alma. They play well in their home gym, but after our weekend tournament, we were really hungry for a big win against a good conference team. We all brought what we have to offer for this team and played well as a whole team.”

The Knights play again at the DeVos Arena versus Hope for the second time this season. The game is scheduled to start at noon. Reitema stated, “We are really excited about this Saturday. Hope always plays their best in their home gym so we know it will be a tough one. But just like every other game, we will focus on our own side of the court and play point for point, not thinking about the outcome. It should be an exciting one!”

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Jess Koster

Jess Koster is the Chimes sports editor for the 2013-14 school year. This is her third year on the job. She absolutely loves sports and would love to get a job with a professional team. She loves the statistics of sports, which is why she's an accounting major.

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