Tuesday, November 03, 2009
(Written by sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
GRAND RAPIDS - The 14th ranked Calvin volleyball team played host to Saint Mary’s on Tuesday night in a first round MIAA Tournament match at VanNoord Arena. The Knights, who are now 25-6 on the season, defeated the Belle’s, who finish their season 9-17, in four sets, 25-11, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Calvin completed play at the Midwest Challenge with a 4-0 record, defeating Saint Mary’s and Hanover in a pair of three-set matches on Saturday at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. The victory over Saint Mary’s also served as a conference match, allowing the Knights to finish 14-2 in the final league standings, good for a second place conference finish. Calvin will host Saint Mary’s again on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in a first round MIAA Tournament match.
Friday, October 30, 2009
By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
GRAND RAPIDS—Rebounding from a disappointing loss to Hope on Wednesday, the Knight’s strong defense and powerful attack pushed Calvin past Olivet in the 2009 Midwest Challenge. Calvin swept Olivet in three sets, winning 25-14, 25-12, 25-14.
Calvin (22-6 overall, 13-2 MIAA) dominated the Comets at the net, putting up a 12-4 advantage in the block column as well as 42-18 number in kills. Sophomore Rebecca Kamp credited 14 of Calvin’s kills to her own name, doing so with a remarkably efficient .500 kill percentage.
Volleyball Falls to Hope in Five Sets in Front of NCAA III Regular Season Record Crowd of 2,725 Fans
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
By Calvin Sports information student assistant Andrew Knot
After losing the previous match-up at the DeVos Fieldhouse in three sets, the Knights volleyball squad set out to turn the tables against the fifth ranked Flying Dutch of Hope College. In that attempt, Calvin had a record crowd behind them, setting an NCAA III regular season single match attendance record inside of Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Calvin’s bid for a share of the league lead in the MIAA standings came up short on Wednesday night however as the Knights dropped a five-set match to Hope 25-22, 22-25, 25-27, 25-12, 15-6.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
(editors note: members of the 1986 National runner-up Calvin volleyball team including head coach Karla Wolters reunite this evening and were recognized in between sets two and three).
By Calvin Sports Information Director Jeff Febus
Topping a 37-4 season is no easy task for any volleyball team but the 1986 Calvin women’s volleyball team did just that and then some. In 1986, the Knights under the direction of head coach Karla Wolters put together a season like no other team in Calvin or MIAA history before, ripping off a 38-2 campaign that did not end until a heartbreaking five-game loss to the University of California at San Diego in the National Finals. The 38 win total is still a high water mark for any MIAA volleyball team as is the national runner-up finish.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
ALMA – Calvin remained in the MIAA title hunt with an epic five-set victory at Alma on Saturday afternoon at Alma’s Cappaert Gymnasium. After falling behind two sets-to-one, Calvin pulled out a 26-24 win in set four and an 18-16 win in set five.
Calvin is now 3-0 in five-set matches this year, having also defeated Trine in five sets in an MIAA match and Southwestern of Texas in a non-conference tilt.
Friday, October 23, 2009
The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team defeated Adrian 25-9, 25-8, 25-8 on Friday at the Van Noord Arena and in the process, raised over $2,000.00 for the American Cancer Society.
Friday’s match was part of the AVCA Dig for Cure cause and both Calvin and Adrian wore pink stockings and headwear during the match to raise awareness for breast cancer. In addition, Calvin raised over $2,000.00 as the Knights took in pledges for each dig it recorded in the match as well as direct donations. Calvin posted 43 digs in Friday’s victory, raising a total of $1,040.00 on digs
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS—The Calvin women’s volleyball team and the Calvin ACHA hockey team will be raising cancer awareness and funds for cancer research Friday night.
The volleyball team will be participating in the Dig for a Cure drive, sponsored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association during its home match with Adrian Friday at the Van Noord Arena at 6:30 p.m. As part of the evening’s events, players from both teams will be wearing pink uniform attire. Calvin volleyball players have been accepting pledges for the drive with all donations going to the American Cancer Society. Pledges include donations for each dig recorded by a player as well as direct donations and pledges for the drive.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
(Written by sports information student assistant Andrew Knot)
Led by a big-blocking defense and aggressive serving, the Knights of Calvin College found lightning in a bottle and handedly defeated the Trine University Thunder on Tuesday Oct. 20 in the Van Noord Arena.
Calvin swept the Thunder in three sets, a much more convincing result than the 5-set barnburner between the schools at Trine earlier in the season. Calvin also won that match.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
ELMHURST, IL - 11th-ranked Calvin posted a 3-1 record at the Elmhurst Invitational this weekend, defeating Loras (IA) and Elmhurst on Friday before splitting a pair of matches on Saturday with Calvin defeating Widener (PA) and falling to North Central (IL).
Calvin is now 17-5 overall.« First < 27 28 29 30 31 > Last »