Calvin Volleyball Posts Perfect Record at ONU Polar Bear Invitational

Calvin Volleyball Posts Perfect Record at ONU Polar Bear Invitational

ADA, Oh. - Calvin closed out competition at the Ohio Northern Polar Bear Invitational with a pair of victories on Saturday to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Calvin was the only unbeaten team at the two-day tournament. 

Ranked second nationally, the Knights opened the day with a 25-7, 25-18, 25-20 victory over Transylvania and then finished the day with a 25-14, 25-14, 25-16 win over No. 13 Illinois Wesleyan.

In the win over Transylvania, Calvin (3-0) hit .296 as a team. Senior Sarah DeVries (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northpointe Christian HS) just missed a triple-double with 10 kills, 11 assists and eight digs to go with three block assists.

Sophomore Kelsey Smith (Vienna, Va./Madison HS) had a team-high 12 kills. Sophomore setter Anna Schriemer (Vicksburg, Mich./Vicksburg HS) amassed 18 assists and four service aces. Sophomore Grace Kellogg (Belleville, Mich./Plymouth Christian Academy) had a team-high 17 digs.

Against Illinois Wesleyan, Calvin hit at a .325 clip for the match. DeVries had 10 kills, nine assists and five block assists.

Schriemer handed out 15 assists. Calvin collected 10 service aces as a team with freshman Aubrey Wrubel (Jenison, Mich./Jenison HS) credited with four aces to go with nine digs.

DeVries and Wrubel were both named to the all-tournament team with DeVries receiving Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament honors. 

COACHES QUOTE: "We had a good weekend," said Calvin head volleyball coach Amber Warners. "We are learning what we can do together as a team and how we can support one another. Whenever you can start the season with three victories away from home it builds confidence but we have to take it one point and match at a time. It will be back to work on Monday as we prepare for another road trip next week."

NEXT UP: Calvin will compete at the MIAA/NCAC Crossover Challenge at the Aim High Sports Complex in Lansing September 6 and 7. Calvin will take on nationally-ranked Wittenberg on September 6 and then face Kenyon and DePauw on September 7.