Calvin Volleyball Team Escapes Trine With Five-Set Victory
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
ANGOLA, IN—The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team escaped Trine University’s Hershey Hall with a five-set victory Wednesday night, narrowly avoiding an early conference upset bid by the host Thunder. Calvin edged Trine by scores of 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 22-25, 15-10.
Ranked 10th nationally, Calvin (6-1 overall, 3-0 MIAA), Calvin held control early, rolling through set one and then using a 6-1 run late in set two to take a 2-0 match lead. Trine (5-3 overall, 2-2 MIAA) fought back with a set three victory and then built a 22-17 lead in set four, only to see the Knights score five unanswered points to tie the set at 22. Trine scored the next three points however to force a deciding set five.
In the fifth set, Calvin grabbed an early 6-2 lead and then built an 11-7 advantage. Trine was able to close to within 11-9 but would get no closer as the Knights went on a 4-1 run to close out the match.
Sophomore Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) led Calvin with 14 kills while junior Kim Wigboldy (Chandler, AZ/Valley Christian HS) had seven kills and sophomore Renee DeHaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) six kills.
Junior setter Carolyn Nelson (Milan/Milan HS) had 23 assists while senior libero Kelsey Sears (Traverse City/Traverse City West HS) had 18 digs.
Calvin will now prepare for the rugged Wittenberg IBorder Battle Invitational which will take place on Friday and Saturday in Springfield, Ohio. Wittenberg Border Battle