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Volleyball Closes Out West Coast Swing With Victories Over Puget Sound and Whitman

Saturday, August 31, 2013

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TACOMA, WA – The second-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team completed a memorable two days of competition at the University of Puget Sound Premier Invitational on Saturday, defeating ninth-ranked Puget Sound and Whitman College in a pair of three-set matches.

Calvin’s win over Puget Sound came by scores of 25-17, 25-22, 25-19. It marked Calvin’s third victory of the year against a nationally-ranked team as Puget Sound entered the match ranked ninth nationally. On Friday, Calvin topped 15th-ranked Wartburg and 21st-ranked Pacific Lutheran.

Junior Emily Crowe (Mishawaka, IN/Granger HS) led the Calvin attack against Puget Sound with 10 kills and an attack percentage of .474. Sophomore Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) and junior Stacey Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had seven and six kills respectively. Senior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) added 29 assists, 14 digs and seven kills. Senior Kristen Zietse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a match-high 19 digs while junior Elise Biesboer (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS) chipped in with 13 digs. Freshman Laura Danhoff (Willard, OH/Willard HS) also contributed five block assists.

Against Whitman, Calvin won by scores of 25-21, 25-15, 25-19.

Maggie Kamp had a career-high 19 kills in the win including a hitting percentage of .562. Rietema had 33 assists and five block assists and Zietse 13 digs.

Calvin will now prepare to open its MIAA schedule on Tuesday when it hosts Albion at 6:30 p.m. at Van Noord Arena.

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