Tuesday, October 16, 2012
ALMA - Calvin was in sharp form Tuesday night in a 25-16, 25-17, 25-16 victory at Alma as the Knights improved to 22-2 overall and 12-0 in the MIAA. The Calvin win sets up a showdown for first place in the MIAA standings this Saturday as the Knights will travel to rival Hope. The Flying Dutch are 11-1 in league play with their only conference loss coming to Calvin back on September 21. In its victory at Alma Tuesday night, Calvin hit .330 as a team led by senior Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) who cranked out 13 kills, nine digs and a hitting percentage of .393.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
By Jordan Brink
HOLLAND, MI – After splitting two matches Friday night at the Midwest Invitational hosted by Hope College, the Calvin women’s volleyball team bounced back and swept a pair of matches on Saturday. The Knights first defeated Dominican 3-1 by scores of 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-18 and then topped #17 Wisconsin-Whitewater 19-25, 25-22, 29-27, 25-17.The Knights improved to (21-2, 11-0 MIAA) over the weekend. The Knights have now reached the 20-win plateau 18 consecutive years.Calvin has a big week of MIAA action ahead of them as its travels to Alma College on Tuesday night and then face rival Hope College on Saturday afternoon.
Friday, October 12, 2012
HOLLAND, MI – The Calvin women’s volleyball team split a pair of matches in the Midwest Invitational hosted by Hope College. The Knights defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 3-0 by scores of 25-14, 25-18, 25-21 and then fell to #9 Elmhurst 25-21, 25-20, 25-23.
In the win over Wisconsin Lutheran, Calvin hit a .225 clip while holding the Warriors to a mere .028. Senior Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) led the way with 11 kills. Her younger sister Maggie (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) had eight kills. Junior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) dished out 28 assists. Senior middle hitter Julia Hilbrands (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids) had seven kills and eight blocks.
In the loss to Elmhurst, Calvin hit .202 while Elmhurst hit .209. The Knights were out blocked as a team 8-6.5. Lizzie Kamp and Maggie Kamp led Calvin in defeat with 11 and ten kills respectively. The big story in the match was the serve and return of serve. Elmhurst recorded 11 aces to go along with three errors. Calvin, on the other hand, served only two aces to go along with eight errors.
“We didn’t play well enough all around to come out 2-0 tonight,” Calvin head coach Amber Warners said. “When you don’t get a good pass off of serve receive, it takes you out of system and limits your offense.”
Calvin will play Dominican at 10:00am and Wisconsin-Whitewater at noon tomorrow in the second day of the tournament.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
OLIVET – The second-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team ran its record to 18-1 overall and to 11-0 in the MIAA with a 25-9, 25-18, 25-18 victory at Olivet Wednesday night at the Cutler Events Center. The Knights hit .293 as a team and had 12 different players contribute at least one kill. Senior Lizzie Kamp led the Calvin offensive attack with eight kills to go with four block assists while junior setter Megan Rietema had six kills, 25 assists and three block assists. Senior Kelly Gordon tallied 10 digs while sophomore Emily Crowe had five block assists. Senior Julia Hilbrands also had four block assists.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
By Jordan Brink
GRAND RAPIDS—The second ranked Calvin Knights improved their record to 17-1 on the year, defeating the Hornets of Kalamazoo College in three sets by scores of 25-8, 25-7, 25-11.With the Knights rolling on all cylinders for most of the match, the Hornets had a tough task at hand. Calvin jumped ahead early and never looked back, hitting an impressive .507 clip as a team. The Knights also tallied eight team blocks. Calvin is now 17-1, 10-0 in the MIAA on the year, while Kalamazoo drops to 6-14, 2-8 in the MIAA. The Knights now look ahead to next Wednesday, when they travel to Olivet to face off against the Comets at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 05, 2012
(Photo by Paul Evans)
The Calvin women’s volleyball team continued its winning ways Friday, defeating the Adrian Bulldogs in straight sets by scores of 25-8, 25-16, 25-16. The Knight used a balanced attack, headed up by two of the Kamp sisters. Senior Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) and freshmen Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian) each scored 11 kills. Sophomores Emily Crowe (Granger, IN/Mishawaka Penn) and Brittany Rosendale (Jenison/Unity Christian) had three blocks apiece. Junior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) dished out 34 assists while also scoring seven kills. Calvin improves to 16-1, 9-0 in the MIAA on the season. The loss drops Adrian to 5-10, 4-5 in the MIAA. The Knights return to action Saturday afternoon when they host the Hornets of Kalamazoo at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
(Photo by Paul Evans)
The Calvin College women’s volleyball team defeated Albion in straight sets Tuesday night by scores of 25-11, 25-15, 25-13. Calvin finishes the first half of MIAA conference play with a perfect 8-0 record. The Knights used a balanced effort to defeat the Britons, as every player saw the court. Junior Megan Rietema and freshmen Maggie Kamp each had seven kills, senior Lizzie Kamp had six. Senior Julia HIlbrands, who also had a team high six blocks, and junior Morgan Hahn added five kills apiece. Calvin hit a .355 clip for the match, while holding Albion to a mere .011. Calvin (15-1, 8-0 MIAA) will host Adrian Friday at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.
Monday, October 01, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin outside hitter Lizzie Kamp its Position Player of the Week and Calvin setter Megan Rietema is Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through September 30. Kamp, a senior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), slammed 16 kills and had an attack percentage of .583 as the Knights maintained first place in the MIAA with a sweep of Saint Mary’s. Kamp is being honored as Player of the Week for the third time this season and fifth time in her career. Rietema, a junior from Grand Rapids (GR Christian HS), dished out 38 assists and added six kills, seven digs and five blocks in Calvin’s sweep of Saint Mary’s. She is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time this season and seventh time in her career.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
NOTRE DAME, IN – Calvin improved to 14-1 overall and to 7-0 in the MIAA with a 25-15, 25-23, 25-16 victory at Saint Mary’s College.Ranked second nationally, Calvin hit .427 as a team as it remained on top of the MIAA standings at the midpoint of the league schedule. Senior Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had another big match with 16 kills and a hitting percentage of .583. Freshman Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had nine kills while senior Julia Hilbrands (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had eight kills.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Calvin women’s volleyball team stayed on top of the MIAA standings with a 25-22, 25-22, 25-14 victory at Trine University Saturday afternoon. Ranked second nationally, Calvin (13-1 overall, 6-0 MIAA) picked up 10 kills from senior Lizzie Kamp and six kills apiece from senior Julia Hilbrands and freshman Maggie Kamp. Junior setter Megan Rietema had 25 assists and seven digs while senior Kelly Gordon contributed eight digs. Hilbrands also had eight block assists and one block solo while Rietema had six block assists and sophomore Emily Crowe three block assists. Calvin will now break until Wednesday when it travels to Saint Mary’s for a 7 p.m. match.« First < 3 4 5 6 7 > Last »