No. 1 Hope 3, Adrian 0
HOLLAND, Mich. -- The Flying Dutch gave coach Becky Schmidt her 300th career win with a three-game sweep of Adrian in front of a DeVos Fieldhouse crowd of 611.
Hope, which appeared atop the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division III Poll for the first time on Tuesday, won its 14th consecutive match. The Flying Dutch improved to 26-1 overall and 13-1 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play.
The MIAA co-leaders received a match-high 13 kills from both senior middle hitter Courtney Earles of Kentwood and junior outside Jenna Grasmeyer of Jenison.
Earles, who was named Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Player of the Week on Tuesday, finished with a match-high .667 kill percentage.
Junior outside hitter Anna Lynch of Lake Odessa added nine kills for Hope.
Sophomore setter Lauren Hazekamp of Fruitport collected 39 assists for the Flying Dutch.
No. 2 Calvin 3, St. Mary's (Ind.) 0
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The second-ranked Knights took a three-set home match against St. Mary’s. Calvin improves to 25-1 overall by scores of 25-14, 25-7, 25-16.
The Knights showed almost no weaknesses in this match with a .414 kill percentage and seven total team blocks. Calvin also racked up nine service aces.
The Knights were led in kills by Emily Crowe and Maggie Kamp both players had ten. Kamp also added 6 digs and 5 service aces. Crowe tacked on 2 blocks as well. Megan Rietema and Ellie Diepersloot both had 7 kills, while freshman Laura Danhoff was just behind them with 6. Megan Rietema led all players with 34 assists on the night. Kristen Zietse led in digs with 11 while sophomore Jamie Kooiman had 9.
The Knights improve to 13-1 in MIAA play.
No. 4 St. Thomas (Minn.) 3, Carleton 0
No. 4-ranked St. Thomas hit .299 and cruised past Carleton 3-0 in Wednesday night's MIAC volleyball play at UST's Schoenecker Arena. The Toms won 25-17, 25-12, 25-8.
Jill Greenfield had 11 kills and eight digs; Kelly Foley had seven kills, hit .385, had four blocks and two aces; Kelly Biermann had seven kills and hit .429; Maddie Reese had 21 assists and two aces; and Paige Brimeyer had five blocks.