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Volleyball Drops Pair of Matches to Nationally-Ranked Foes at Wittenberg Border Battle

Friday, September 18, 2009

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SPRINGFIELD, OH—Calvin dropped a pair of matches to nationally-ranked opponents on Friday at the Wittenberg Border Battle, bowing to 12th-ranked Wittenberg 25-20, 22-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-11 and then falling to fourth-ranked Ohio Northern 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22.

Ranked 10th nationally, Calvin (6-3) received 13 kills from sophomore Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) in the loss to Wittenberg while sophomore Erin VanderPlas (Cadillac/McBain Christian HS) and junior Kim Wigboldy (Chandler, AZ/Valley Christian HS) had nine kills apiece. VanderPlas also had four blocks assist while sophomore Renee DeHaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had two block solos and five block assists. Rebecca Kamp also had one block solo, four block assists, five service aces and nine digs.

Defense was a strength in the loss to Wittenberg as senior Kelsey Sears (Traverse City/Traverse City West HS) had 16 digs, junior setter Carolyn Nelson (Milan/Milan HS) 10 digs and sophomore Kelly Peterson (Ramsey, MN/Anoka HS) 11 digs.  Nelson also had 35 assists.

In the loss to Ohio Northern, Rebecca Kamp had 17 kills, two service aces, 13 digs, one block solo and seven block assists. Younger sister Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had 13 kills and one block assist. DeHaan chipped in with seven kills and four block assists.

Senior setter Nora Bruskewitz (Milwaukee, WI/Milwaukee Lutheran HS) had 42 assists, 18 digs and three block assists. Peterson had 15 digs while Sears had a huge match in the back row with 30 digs.

Calvin returns to action on Saturday morning when it faces Mount Union at 10:00 a.m. The Knights will then face the College of Mount St. Joseph at 2:00 p.m.

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