Volleyball Takes Out Alma in Three Sets at Van Noord Arena
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Story by Brett Venhuizen
GRAND RAPIDS – The number one ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team took a three set win against the Scots of Alma with scores of 25-10, 25-18, 25-14.
The Knights improved to 18-0 overall and 10-0 in the MIAA with their win Saturday against Alma (4-6 MIAA 9-10 overall) . The win keeps a 48 match win streak alive for the Knights team in conference play.
The Knights came out of the gates with lots of confidence and momentum, as the Scots didn’t show much life until the end of the first game. During the second game the Scots went on a couple runs but in the end the Knights would regain composure to finish out the set.
Set three brought another set of challenges for the Scots as the Knights now with even more momentum were not going to be stopped easily. After a couple costly service errors they came up short in the third giving Calvin their tenth MIAA season win.
As a team the Knights hit a blazing .370 hitting percentage with 56 digs and four total blocks.
Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL; Chicago Christian HS) led the team with 12 kills and tacked on two blocks and eight digs. Emily Crowe (Granger, IN; Mishawaka Penn HS) was close behind with 11 kills and a .714 hitting percentage. Ellie Diepersloot (Madera, CA/Chowchilla HS) added 9 kills a long with Freshman Laura Danhoff (Willard, OH; Willard HS) who contributed 7 kills and 2 blocks.
Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids, MI; Grand Rapids Christian HS) led all players with 33 assists and also brought 3 kills and 9 digs to the table. Senior libero Kristen Zietse lead all players with 20 digs and Junior Elise Biesboer (Elmhust, IL; Timothy Christian HS) had eight.
The Knights return to action on Wednesday October 9th at Olivet. That match will begin at 6:30 p.m.