GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin volleyball team improved to 9-3 on the year and 5-0 in MIAA play with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-5 victory over Kalamazoo on Tuesday.
"I am happy with our result today," said head coach Dr. Amber Warners. "There are many things we did well, but there are things that we have to fix. We have to now get ready for a very good Hope team."
The Knights broke the first set open leading, 6-4. The Maroon and Gold rode a 4-0 run to get some separation. Calvin would go on to take the first set, 25-14.
With the second set tied at three, Calvin took the lead for good with a 3-0 run. Leading 13-10, the Knights went on an 11-1 run. Senior Emily Blankespoor (Grand Rapids, Mich./South Christian) recorded three aces in the run. Calvin would go on to take the set 25-16. The Knights hit a blistering .579 in the second set.
The Knights pulled out the hornet spray in the third set and won the set 25-5. Sarah DeVries led all players with four kills in the set.
Sophomore Sarah DeVries (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northpointe Christian) led all players with 13 kills and hit .550 on Tuesday. Junior Anna Kamp (Orland Park, Ill./Chicago Christian) tallied 10 kills and senior Tessa Van Laare (Toronto, Ont./Toronto District Christian) hit. 538, with seven kills. Senior Jenna Lodewyk (Villa Park, Ill./Timothy Christian) finished with 33 assists and junior Keilahna Castillo (Grandville, Mich./Grandville) recorded a match-high eight digs. Freshman Sydney Segard (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) had a career-high five blocks.
The Maroon and Gold had a season-high hitting percentage of .392 on Tuesday. The Knights held the Hornets to a -.179 hitting percentage.