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Volleyball Opens MIAA Campaign With Three-Set Win at Adrian

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

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ADRIAN - The nationally-ranked Calvin volleyball team opened up its 2010 MIAA campaign with a 25-19, 25-10, 25-12 victory at Adrian Tuesday night. Adrian (2-4 overall, 0-1 MIAA) gave Calvin a test early, leading 6-4 in set one and later trailing just 14-13. Calvin (4-0 overall, 1-0 MIAA) then caught fire and never looked back, scoring five unanswered points, en route to gaining a set one win.

In set two, Calvin scored 18 of the first 24 points and in set three, scored 12 of the first 16 to cruise to the three-set win.

As a team, Calvin recorded a sizzling .423 hitting percentage led by junior Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) who had 14 kills, an attack percentage of .476, five block assists and two service aces. Junior Renee DeHaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had eight kills with a .727 hitting percentage while junior Erin VanderPlas (Cadillac/McBain Christian HS) chipped in with seven kills and a .545 attack percentage. Sophomore Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) also had seven kills and a .375 hitting percentage. DeHaan also had one solo block and four block assists. Freshman setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had 27 assists, four digs and seven block assists.

Calvin will now prepare to host Trine Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Van Noord Arena followed by a Saturday home match - also at Van Noord Arena - against rival Hope at 1 p.m. Both matches will feature live audio and video streaming at: Stretch Internet Video & Audio Stream

Earlier in the day, the latest AVCA Division III Top 25 poll was released and Calvin moved up one spot to eighth after opening the year ranked ninth. The AVCA Division III Top 25 poll can be found online at: AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll

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