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Calvin Athletics | November 15, 2013

Calvin sweeps past Penn State-Behrend, will face Mount Union on Friday

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Calvin returned to NCAA tournament play on Thursday evening, hosting an NCAA Division III regional for the third consecutive year. The Knights came into the tournament as the top-ranked team in the country, coming off a five set victory against the previous top-ranked team, the rival the Flying Dutch.

Calvin’s first-round opponent was Penn State-Behrend, a team that came in with a 22-8 record and was making its first tournament appearance since 2005. The Lions were winners of the President’s Athletic Conference, earning the automatic bid.

Calvin’s defense held the Lions to a hitting percentage of -.101 while tallying four blocks. The Knights offense hit .395 as a team and had 10 service aces.

With its victory Thursday, Calvin reached the 30-win plateau for the 13th consecutive year. Calvin is now 34-23 all-time in NCAA III tournament play.

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