SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — No. 4 Wittenberg bounced back from an upset loss at Otterbein to remain unbeaten in the North Coast Athletic Conference with a sweep of visiting DePauw.
The match was a first for the two long-time rivals as DePauw was making its first visit to Wittenberg as a member of the NCAC. The host Tigers improved to 15-2 overall and 7-0 in the NCAC, while the visiting Tigers suffered their first conference defeat to fall to 14-6 overall and 5-1 in the NCAC.
In winning by set scores of 25-15, 25-21, 25-18, Wittenberg spread the offense around as six different players registered at least three kills on at least 12 attack attempts. Senior Kimmie Dyer was had 11 kills to go along with nine digs and two block assists, while senior Katie Sumner repeatedly found holes in the middle of the DePauw defense, finishing with 10 kills on just 17 swings. She also added three total blocks to the team’s defensive effort.
The setting duo of junior Hallie Donathan and freshman Meghan Vodopich split 33 assists as evenly as two players could. Defensively, senior Hannah Riley led the team with 11 digs, followed by junior Christina Gilene, who had nine to match Dyer’s total. Gilene also contributed four assists and two service aces.
No. 1 Calvin 3, Adrian 0
ADRIAN, MI — Calvin rolled over Adrian en route to a three-set victory by scores of 25-8, 25-14, 25-5.
Calvin used service runs to win each set. In the first set, the Knights used an 11-point service run from junior Kelly Gordon. Sophomore Megan Rietema had a six-point service run in the second set. Calvin capped the match off with a an eight-point service run from junior Jen Pluyumert and a nine-point run from senior Rebecca Kamp.
Calvin hit .486 as a team while holding Adrian to .060. The Knights recorded eight team blocks to the Bulldogs two.
Rebecca Kamp led the way for the Knights recording 10 kills and four blocks. Senior Erin Vander Plas and Junior Lizzie Kamp had eight kills apiece. Megan Rietema dished out 27 assists.