Calvin Comes Up Aces in Three-Set Win Over Olivet
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Calvin remained unbeaten on the 2013 season Saturday afternoon as it defeated visiting Olivet 25-10, 25-11, 25-10 at Van Noord Arena. Ranked second nationally, the Knights are now 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAA.
Calvin clicked on all cylinders right from the opening serve as the Maroon and Gold hit at a .462 clip as a team.
Sophomore Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had another huge match, racking up 16 kills, eight digs and an attack percentage of .556.
Freshman Laura Danhoff (Willard, OH/Willard HS) had a career-high nine kills and a hitting percentage of .643.
Senior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had four kills, 31 assists and six digs.
Senior libero Kristen Zietse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) added a career-high six service aces to go with nine digs.
As a team, Calvin had 12 service aces as junior Elise Biesboer (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS), Rietema and junior Laura Hop (Holland/Holland Christian HS) added two aces apiece.
“I thought we played well, particularly since we were coming off a tough match last night at Alma on the road,” said Calvin head coach Amber Warners. “Whenever you serve 12 aces in a three-set match, things are going well. The goal right now is to continue to get better. We have several tough matches ahead of us so we will need to continue to step our game up.”
Calvin returns to action next Wednesday when it travels to Trine for a 6:30 p.m. match.