Saturday, September 22, 2012
ANGOLA, IN – Coming off of a win against rival Hope College Friday night, the Calvin volleyball team traveled to Hershey Hall to face the Thunder of Trine University Saturday afternoon. Calvin (13-1, 6-0MIAA) defeated Trine (12-4, 5-2 MIAA) in straight sets by scores of 25-22, 25-22, 25-14. Calvin was led by senior Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) with ten kills. Fellow senior Julia Hilbrands (Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Christian) and freshmen Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) had six kills apiece. Calvin setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Christian) dished out 25 assists.Calvin returns to action when it travels to Saint Mary’s Wednesday to take on the Belles.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Calvin women’s volleyball team has moved up one spot in the latest AVCA Division III Top 25 poll. The Knights are ranked second in the AVCA Division III Top 25 poll released this afternoon. Calvin began the year ranked third in the preseason poll and has held that spot the last three weeks. A victory over previously second-ranked Wittenberg this past Saturday helped move Calvin up a spot in this week’s poll. Washington University of St. Louis remains the top-ranked team in the country. Calvin pushed Washington University to five sets last Friday night before falling 18-16 in the deciding fifth set. Wittenberg is ranked third while Hope is now ranked fourth, up three spots from a week ago. Calvin and Hope will face each other Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena in a meeting of nationally-ranked teams.
Monday, September 17, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – For the second consecutive week, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin outside hitter Lizzie Kamp its Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through Sept. 15. Kamp, a senior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), earned Position Player of the Week honors for the second straight week by slamming a career-high 25 kills for a hitting percentage of .523 in leading the Knights to an MIAA win over Alma. She also averaged 4.4 kills per set and had a .330 hitting percentage in leading Calvin to a 3-1 record at the Wittenberg, Ohio, Fall Classic, including 16 kills in a four-set victory over the host Tigers in a battle of top-five nationally-ranked teams. Kamp is being honored as Player of the Week for fourth time in her career.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, OH - The third-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team picked up an impressive 25-20, 26-24, 25-21 victory over second-ranked Wittenberg University Saturday afternoon. The Knights then picked up a 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 victory over 21st-ranked Heidelberg to finish the rugged weekend tournament with a 3-1 record. Calvin’s only defeat was a five-set loss to top-ranked Washington University Friday night. (#3) Calvin, (#7) Hope and (#1) Washington University all finished the tournament with 3-1 records while (#2) Wittenberg finished with a 2-2 mark. Calvin junior setter Megan Rietema was named to the all-tournament at the conclusion of the weekend.
Friday, September 14, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, OH - The third-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team came within a whisker of defeating top-ranked Washington University of St. Louis Friday night at the Wittenberg Fall Classic, falling in a five-set thriller 22-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-15, 18-16. Calvin held a two sets-to-one lead but the Bears came roaring back to take set four by a 10-point margin. In set five, Calvin held an 8-6 lead but Washington University grabbed a 14-13 advantage. Calvin then fought off three match points but could never gain the lead with Washington University finally putting the Knights away in the end. Calvin (9-1 overall) opened the day with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-21 win over Ohio Northern. In the win over ONU, Calvin received 11 kills from senior Lizzie Kamp, seven kills from freshman Maggie Kamp and 33 assists from junior setter Megan Rietema. Calvin will now turn its attention to a pair of nationally-ranked opponents on Saturday as it will face second-ranked and host Wittenberg at 2 p.m. and 21st-ranked Heidelberg at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
With an important tournament looming this weekend at Wittenberg University, the third-ranked Calvin volleyball team had to focus on the task at hand Wednesday night as it hosted undefeated Alma College. Calvin, undefeated as well, came into the match with a 7-0 record overall and a 3-0 MIAA record, while the Scots were 6-0 and 2-0 in conference. The Knights prevailed in four sets, winning 25-12, 20-25, 25-18, 25-8.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Calvin women’s volleyball team continues to hold the number-three spot in the latest set of AVCA Division III Top 25 rankings. The Knights have been ranked third in the first three polls of the year. Calvin has an important week of action up ahead as it hosts Alma Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Van Noord Arena and then journeys to Wittenberg University for the rugged Wittenberg Fall Classic Friday and Saturday. Wednesday’s match between Calvin and Alma will feature a meeting of undefeated teams as Calvin is 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAA. Alma is 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the MIAA. The Wittenberg Fall Classic meanwhile will include five nationally-ranked teams including the top three ranked teams in the country in Washington University of St. Louis (#1), host Wittenberg (#2) and Calvin (#3). Other ranked teams include seventh-ranked Hope and 21st-ranked Heidelberg.
Monday, September 10, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin outside hitter Lizzie Kamp and Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Players of the Week in volleyball for matches played through Sept. 8. Kamp, a senior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), had 41 kills and a hitting percentage of .400 as the Knights swept three consecutive MIAA opponents. She had 17 kills in a victory over Adrian and added 13 kills for a hitting percentage of .619 in a sweep of Olivet. Kamp, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time this season and third time in her career, added 11 digs and four blocks for the week. Rietema, a junior from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), dished out 74 assists and added 18 kills for a hitting percentage of .533 as Calvin won three straight MIAA matches. She had 29 assists, eight kills and six digs in a sweep of Adrian, and added 25 assists, six kills and five blocks as the Knights swept Olivet. Rietema, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time this season and sixth time in her career, had 12 blocks and five service aces for the week. Calvin will host Alma on Wednesday night and then travel to the rugged Wittenberg Fall Classic that will feature several nationally-ranked teams.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
By Jordan Brink
The third-ranked Calvin Knights continued an impressive start to their 2012 campaign with a sweep of the Olivet Comets on Saturday afternoon. The Knights defeated Olivet by scores of 25-8, 25-14, and 25-15, improving their record to 7-0 (3-0 MIAA). Olivet’s loss dropped its record to 1-5 (0-2 MIAA) on the season. Coming off a quick turnaround from their victory at Kalamazoo on Friday night, the Knights pulled ahead from the start and never looked back. Calvin set the tone with a high-powered offense, hitting .500 as a team in the first set.
Friday, September 07, 2012
By Mitch Blankespoor
The Calvin College women’s volleyball team traveled to Anderson Athletic Complex to face the Hornets of Kalamazoo College on Friday. The Knights improved to 6-0 (2-0 MIAA) defeating the Hornets in straight sets by scores of 25-9, 25-18, 25-11. Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) led the Knights with 11 kills. Junior Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) finished with four kills while dishing out 20 assists. Senior Kelly Gordon-Hiskes (Caledonia/South Christian HS) led the Knights with 15 digs.« First < 4 5 6 7 8 > Last »