The DIII women’s volleyball finals are set with No. 1 Calvin vs. No. 3 Emory scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on November 17 at the A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The teams advanced to the finals by winning their November 16 semifinal games with scores of 3-2, 3-0, respectively
Here is the schedule for the DIII women's volleyball semifinals and championship game:
|(1) Calvin vs. (3) Emory (Championship game)||Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. ET||Box score|
Calvin (33-1) made its third straight appearance in the national semifinals on November 16 and won the match in thrilling fashion, battling Wisconsin-Eau Claire to five sets and edging out Blugolds 15-13 in the final set. Calvin finished the regular season as the No. 1 team in the country and will try to avenge last season’s semifinal loss by winning its first national title match since 2016.
National player of the year Sarah DeVries leads the Knights as a setter and middle hitter. She averages more than three kills per set and nearly 5.5 assists per set. Last year’s national player of the year Anna Kamp was also named a first-team All-American.
Emory, who advanced the finals after sweeping Juniata 3-0 on November 16, ended the season ranked ninth in the AVCA poll and second in the South region. The Eagles are led by first-team All-American setter Mady Arles and second-team All-American outside hitter Karissa Dzurik.
Calvin entered the tournament as the top-seeded favorite, and the team has shown the ability to play at a level worthy of a national championship. The Knights will face a tough Emory team on November 17 when they compete for the national title.