Calvin sweeps St. Norbert
Knights will face rival Hope in the second round on Friday night
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Top-ranked Calvin picked up a 25-14, 25-19, 25-20 victory against St. Nobert in a first round NCAA tournament match at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Calvin will face rival Hope in a second round match Friday night. The meeting will be the fourth of the year between the two teams.
Calvin (32-0) hit .429 in the opening set against St. Nobert but the Green Knights fought back behind a stubborn defensive effort. St. Norbert finished with 51 digs in the three-set match and limited Calvin to a .150 hitting percentage in set three. Calvin entered the match with the nation’s top hitting percentage at .325 and did hit .302 overall in the win.
Erin VanderPlas led Calvin with a match-high 15 kills and an attack percentage of .433 while senior Rebecca Kamp had 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .391. St. Norbert (26-8) received nine kills from Breanne Brocker and 16 digs from Abby West.