Volleyball Sweeps Adrian
Friday, October 10, 2008
ADRIAN—Nearly two weeks after dropping a five-set match to Adrian at home, Calvin returned the favor, defeating the host Bulldogs 25-19, 25-16, 25-16 in front of an Adrian homecoming crowd Friday night at the Merillat Center.
Ranked 17th in the most recent AVCA Division III Top 25 poll, Calvin (14-4 overall, 8-2 MIAA) moves back into a tie for second place with Alma with Friday’s win.
A balanced offensive attack was the key to the Calvin win as the Knights posted a team hitting percentage of .306 and featured four players with seven kills or more. Freshman Erin VanderPlas (Cadillac/McBain Northern Michigan Christian HS) led the way for the Knights with 12 kills and a hitting percentage of .296. Senior Jessica Garlick (Portage/Kalamazoo Christian HS) had nine kills and a blistering .500 hitting percentage while freshman Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL) had eight kills and junior Rachel DeYoung (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) seven kills with DeYoung also recording a .353 hitting percentage.
Adrian (10-10 overall, 6-6 MIAA) hit just .106 as a team as the Knights collected 48 digs and 14 block assists.
Junior libero Kelsey Sears (Traverse City/Traverse City West HS) led the Calvin defense with 18 digs while Kamp had four block assists and junior Sara Kramer (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) three block assists. Sears also tallied three service aces. Senior setter Lauren DeGroot (Tulare, CA/Central Valley Christian HS) was able to toss out 37 assists and chalk up five digs.
Calvin returns to action on Tuesday night when it travels to Saint Mary’s for a 7:00 p.m. conference match