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Volleyball Finishes 4-0 at Otterbein/Capital Tournament

Saturday, September 01, 2012

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WESTERVILLE, OH – Coming off two wins at Capital University yesterday, the Calvin College women’s volleyball team traveled to Otterbein University for the second day of the 2012 Otterbein/Capital Tournament looking for two wins.  The third-ranked Knights achieved this feat, defeating Mount Union in straight sets 25-17, 25-23, 25-22, and the host Cardinal of Otterbein in a thrilling five set match 25-11, 20-25, 25-17, 21-25, 15-10.

In the match with Mount Union, senior Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) led the Knights with 17 kills.  Sophomore Emily Crowe (Granger, IN/Mishawaka Penn HS) scored eight kills and four blocks.  Senior Jen Pluymert (Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Christian HS) added 16 digs.  Junior Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Christian HS) dished out 42 assists. 

The second match of the day proved to be a stiffer test for the Knights.  Calvin needed 30 combined kills from the Kamp sisters; 17 from Lizzie and 13 from Maggie (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS).  Calvin hit a .282 clip while holding Otterbein to .180.  The Knights held a slim advantage in team blocks, eight to seven.

“It was good for our team to play a tough match this early in the season,” head coach Amber Warners commented.  “It’s matches like these that get a team ready for the conference season and beyond.”

For her efforts over the course of the weekend, Lizzie Kamp was named to the all-tournament team.

The Knights return to action September 4th when they travel to Adrian College to take on the Bulldogs in the MIAA opener for both teams.

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