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Volleyball Sweeps Wittenberg and Heidelberg at Wittenberg Fall Classic

Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Wittenberg Fall Classic

SPRINGFIELD, OH - The third-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team picked up an impressive 25-20, 26-24, 25-21 victory over second-ranked Wittenberg University Saturday afternoon. The Knights then picked up a 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 victory over 21st-ranked Heidelberg to finish the rugged weekend tournament with a 3-1 record. Calvin’s only defeat was a five-set loss to top-ranked Washington University Friday night.  (#3) Calvin, (#7) Hope and (#1) Washington University all finished the tournament with 3-1 records while (#2) Wittenberg finished with a 2-2 mark. Calvin junior setter Megan Rietema was named to the all-tournament at the conclusion of the weekend.

In the win over Wittenberg, Calvin (11-1) picked up 16 kills, seven digs and two service aces from senior Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) while junior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had seven kills, 27 assists, four block assists and a career-high 15 digs.  Senior Kelly Gordon (Caledonia/South Christian HS) had 15 digs while freshman Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) chipped in with six kills. Sophomore Emily Crowe (Granger, IN/Mishawaka Penn) had five block assists and one solo block while senior Julia Hilbrands (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) contributed four block assists.

Calvin has now won its last three consecutive meetings against Wittenberg at Wittenberg’s Pam Evans-Smith Arena.

Against Heidelberg, Calvin received 10 kills apiece from Maggie and Lizzie Kamp. Julia Hilbrands had seven kills, Kelly Gordon 12 digs and Emily Crowe nine kills.

“I was proud of the way our team competed this weekend,” said Calvin women’s volleyball coach Amber Warners. “We are a better team right now than we were before the weekend. The level of competition that we faced was very high and I was pleased with how we responded to that challenge.”

Calvin will now break until next Friday when it hosts rival Hope at 6:30 p.m. at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena in a meeting of highly-ranked teams.

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