Knights Lance Bulldogs in Three Straight Sets

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Adrian College women's volleyball team suffered its second straight Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) loss this weekend after a 3-0 defeat at sixth-ranked Calvin on Saturday. Haley Mellon led the Bulldogs on defense with a match-high 14 digs.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Calvin 3, Adrian 0

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan (Van Noord Arena)

Records: Calvin (14-3, 10-0 MIAA), Adrian (4-14, 4-6 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

 The Bulldogs used a strong hitting percentage (.385) to keep the first set close but Calvin would pull out the win, 25-20, to earn the 1-0 lead early.

The final score in the second set was also close, but the Knights defense held the Bulldogs to only nine kills in the set to sneak away with a 25-22 set win and a 2-0 lead.

Calvin's defense continued to play tough, holding Adrian to only eight kills and a .000 team hitting percentage in the third set. The Knights closed out the match with a 25-19 set three decision.

The Bulldogs hit well all match (.148), but could only accumulate 27 kills.

TOP DOGS

Jenai White led the Adrian attack with nine kills.

Alex Tobler helped offensively with six kills. She also tallied a block assist to contribute on defense.

Liz Susitko had a team-high 16 assists in the match. She was also able to record four kills and 13 digs.

• Mellon added six assists and a service ace to her match-high 14 digs.

THE OPPOSITION

• The Knights offense was led by Anna Kamp (14 kills) and Sarah DeVries (12).

•  Jenna Lodewyk paced the Calvin attack with 34 assists.

• Keilahna Castillo led the defense with 13 digs.

UP NEXT

Adrian will continue its long road trip on Wednesday, October 11 when the team will face Hope at 6:30 p.m., ET.

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