ST. DAVIDS, Pa. — Eastern swept a three set win against Haverford. In doing so, the Eagles (24-1) stretched their winning streak to17 games. Courtney Reinhold finished the day with a match-high 14 kills and a pair of service aces.
The Eagles trailed early in each set, and relied on a couple solid service runs in each set to rally for the wins. In the opening set, Reinhold served four consecutive points to break an 18-18 tie to give the home side some separation late. Reinhold’s service run came earlier in the second set, as this senior All-American served a pair of aces in a five-point run give the Eagles a 17-11 edge. Kearby Benak served six consecutive points in the final set for a 20-13 edge.
The Fords (10-12) put the Eagles under pressure from the start with a solid block and some quick attacks. The Eagles, who have been out of school for a couple days, responded with an uncharacteristically large number of hitting errors. The miscues dropped Eastern’s hitting percentage down to .189 for the match — their third lowest hitting percentage of the year.
No. 1 Calvin 3, Olivet 0
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Calvin defeated Olivet 3-0 on Friday night. Calvin won by scores of 25-15, 25-9, and 25-14.
The Comets kept things competitive in the first set. Calvin pulled ahead to a 17-12 advantage in the set’s intermediate stages after Rebecca Kamp pounded her sixth kill of the night. Kamp set the tone for a strong match with six kills in the first set. Lizzie Kamp echoed her sister with a kill down the line, which proved to be her attacking spot of choice.
No. 2 Emory 3, Berry 0
ROME, Ga. — Emory captured its fifth consecutive match Friday evening, posting a 3-0 victory at Berry. The Eagles boosted their overall record to 29-2 following a 25-17, 25-14, 25-23 verdict against the Vikings who slipped to 12-12.
Emory finished the contest hitting .256 (36-15—82) and held the host squad to just .079 (29-22—89). The Eagles finished with a 34-28 edge in digs and held a slim 5-4 margin in total blocks.
Senior Amelia McCall and junior Breanah Bourque shared for team honors with nine kills apiece. Bourque registered a .429 (9-3—14) attack percentage, the eighth consecutive match she had hit .400 or higher. McCall’s nine terminations enabled her to crack the 1,400-career kills plateau and she now has 1,404 to her credit. Senior setter Natalie Schonefeld dished out 30 assists and contributed six digs while sophomore Molly Landers topped the team with nine digs.