Lee upsets No. 2 Emory
Roundup: No. 1 Calvin completes perfect regular season
ATLANTA -- Lee extended its winning streak to 20 consecutive and handed host No. 2 Emory its third loss of the season on Saturday afternoon, 3-2. The Lady Flames were the only team to win all its games at the Emory National Invitational.
Overall balance was one of the keys for Lee's victory. Two seniors stepped up to lead the way with double-doubles. Arlene Ferreira stood out with 10 kills, 17 digs and three blocks, while Kelsey Leffew had 26 assists, and 10 digs.
Marija Zelenovic helped the winning cause at the net with 13 kills and four blocks. She also added six digs. Irene Ojukwu followed with 12 kills and five blocks. Stephanie Todd had seven kills, 17 digs and three blocks. Christa Hutchison tallied six kills and a pair of blocks. Zelenovic was named the tourney MVP and Hutchison was selected to the all-tournament squad.
Emory defeated No. 5 Heidleberg in its first game of the day, 3-1. Emory posted a .267 hitting percentage (42-14-105) against Heidelberg and turned in another stellar defensive effort in limiting the visiting side to .054 percent (28-22-111). The Eagles posted a 53-43 advantage in digs and enjoyed an 8-4 cushion in total blocks.
No. 1 Calvin 3, Adrian 0
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- No. 1 Calvin completed a perfect regular season with a three-set sweep of Adrian on Saturday.
Rebecca Kamp finished with 14 kills while Lizzie Kamp had nine kills. Megan Rietema had 41 assists and Kelly Gordon 11 digs.
“We got everyone playing time and didn’t let up at all,” said Coach Amber Warners after the game, “We are starting to focus on peaking at the right time,”.
No. 3 Washington-St. Louis 3, Hanover 0
No. 3 Washington-St. Louis 3, Mount St. Joseph 0
ST. LOUIS -- No. 3 Washington-St. Louis closed out regular-season play with a pair of 3-0 victories against Hanover and Mount St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon at the Halloween Classic in St. Louis, Mo.
Sophomore Meghan Byrne had a 16 season-high kills and hit .438 in the 25-18, 25-19, 25-18 victory against Hanover. Senior Lauren Budde added 13 kills and nine digs as Washington U. hit .311 as a team.
Budde had the hot hand in the 25-15, 25-16, 25-11 victory against Mount St. Joseph in the final match of the tournament. Budde had a match-high 13 kills and hit .500 (13-1-24) in the win. Byrne (eight kills), Schwartz (eight kills) and senior Kristen Thomas (seven kills) also provided an offensive spark for Washington U.
No. 4 Eastern 3, Concordia (Ill.) 0
No. 4 Eastern 3, Hanover 0
ST. LOUIS -- A day after No. 4 Eastern's Maria Horning crossed the 5,000-assist mark, teammate Courtney Reinhold scaled the 2,000 career kills plateau as the Eagles won both of their matches on Saturday.
Eastern completed the Washington-St. Louis Halloween Classic by defeating Concordia 25-15, 25-14, 25-17 and Hanover 25-23, 25-13, 25-21.
With the wins, Eastern wrapped up a 30-2 regular season.
Pending confirmation from the NCAA records office, Reinhold is believed to be the first player in NCAA Division III to record 2,000 career kills since the NCAA switched to the current 25-points-per-set format.