No. 4 Emory picks up two wins
No. 1 Calvin defeats Alma, picks up 13th win of the season
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Emory ran its win streak to 14 matches on Friday after earning a pair of victories at its homecoming tournament. The Eagles opened the day with a 3-0 decision (25-12, 25-10, 25-12) against Virginia Wesleyan before posting a 3-0 verdict (25-12, 25-15, 25-14) against Randolph-Macon. Emory now stands 15-1 on the season.
Emory hit a combined .291 (69-18—175) for the two matches while allowing the opposition just a mark of -.104. The Eagles held both foes to a minus hitting percentage and have now outhit their opponents in 15 matches this year.
Senior Amelia McCall and junior Breanah Bourque tied for the team lead with eight kills in the Virginia Wesleyan match with Bourque registering a team-best 11 terminations and McCall 10 in the Randolph-Macon bout. In addition, Bourque contributed seven block assists in the victory against Randolph-Macon.
No. 1 Calvin 3, Alma 0
GRANDS RAPIDS, Mich. -- Calvin defeated Alma on Friday night, 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-13). Alma is now 4-2 in the league and 10-4 overall, while the Knights improved to 5-0 in the MIAA and 13-0 thus far this season.
Senior Rebecca Kamp led the Knights with 14 Kills. Senior Erin Vander Plas had eight kills.
The Knights took control early and never let up in the three-set win against the Scots. For Alma, Sophomore Erika VanHavel led the team with 21 assists.
No. 5 Eastern 3, Richard Stockton 0
No. 5 Eastern 3, NYU 0
NEW YORK -- Eastern took the first two matches Friday night of New York University's Violet Classic invitational volleyball tournament.
The Eagles improved to 13-1 on the year as they defeated Richard Stockton College 25-16, 25-17,25-22 and NYU 25-15, 25-9, 25-14.
According to head coach Mark Birtwistle, the Eagles used solid defense in both matches to power their offensive success against these two teams that were in the NCAA tournament last season.
Birtwistle noted libero Kelly Groff's effort on the back line. Groff recorded 17 digs against NYU and 12 against Stockton.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.