MIAA Volleyball Week #7 Wrap-Up

MIAA Volleyball Week #7 Wrap-Up

October 15 - MIAA Players of the Week


Last Week's Results

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Oct. 10 Hope 3 Albion * 0 Final
  Adrian 1 Alma * 3 Final
  Kalamazoo 2 Trine * 3 Final
  Saint Mary's (Ind.) 2 Calvin * 3 Final
Oct. 12 Calvin 3 Susquehanna 0 Midwest Invitational Final
  Saint Mary's (Ind.) 0 Mt. St. Joseph 3 Final
  Albion 3 John Carroll 0 Final
  Earlham 3 Saint Mary's (Ind.) 2 Final
  Dubuque 3 Kalamazoo 1 Final
  Oberlin 3 Albion 1 Final
  Hope 3 Thomas More 1 Final
  Calvin 3 Ohio Northern 1 Final
  North Park 2 Kalamazoo 3 Final
Oct. 13 Calvin 3 Elmhurst 0 Midwest Invitational Final
  Hope 3 Ohio Northern 2 Final
  Otterbein 0 Albion 3 Final
  John Carroll 3 Adrian 1 Final
  Anderson (Ind.) 0 Alma 3 Final
  Dominican (Ill.) 3 Kalamazoo 0 Final
  Heidelberg 3 Albion 0 Final
  Susquehanna 0 Hope 3 Final
  Calvin 2 Thomas More 3 Midwest Invitational Final
  Franklin 0 Alma 3 Final
  Oberlin 3 Adrian 1 Final
  Illinois Tech 3 Kalamazoo 1 Final
* Conference

Next Week's Games

 
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Date Home Score Away Score Notes Status Links
Oct. 16 Calvin 3 Adrian * 0 Final
  Alma 3 Olivet * 1 Final
  Hope 3 Saint Mary's (Ind.) * 1 Final
  Albion 3 Kalamazoo * 0 Final
Oct. 19 Olivet 0 Wis.-Eau Claire 3 Albion-Olivet Invitational Final
  Carnegie Mellon 3 Alma 2 Final
  Saint Mary's (Ind.) 3 North Park 1 Final
  Albion 3 Wis.-Platteville 0 Albion/Olivet Invitational Final
  Wis.-Platteville 3 Kalamazoo 1 Albion/Olivet Invitational Final
  Olivet 0 Denison 3 Albion-Olivet Invitational Final
  Calvin 3 Wis.-Whitewater 0 Elmhurst Tournament Final
Oct. 20 Olivet 3 Finlandia 0 Albion-Olivet Invitational Final
  Alma 1 North Park 3 Final
  Kalamazoo 1 Wheaton (Ill.) 3 Final
  Saint Mary's (Ind.) 0 Arcadia 3 Final
  Hope 2 Wis.-Whitewater 3 Final
  Albion 0 Wis.-Eau Claire 3 Olivet College/Albion College Tournament (Albion, MI) Final
  Carthage 1 Calvin 3 Elmhurst Tournament Final
  Arcadia 3 Alma 2 Final
  Carnegie Mellon 3 Saint Mary's (Ind.) 0 Final
  Aurora 2 Calvin 3 Elmhurst Tournament Final
  Hope 3 Wis.-Stevens Point 0 Final
  Olivet 3 Wis.-Platteville 0 Albion-Olivet Invitational Final
  Albion 3 Denison 1 Final
  Manchester 0 Trine 3 Final
* Conference

Around the MIAA

Adrian (9-12, 2-3)

The Adrian College volleyball team had a tough week, dropping three matches all by a score of 3-1. The Bulldogs fell in conference play at home to Alma on Wednesday before losing a pair of matches on Saturday to John Carroll and Oberlin as part of the Oberlin Quad.


Albion (12-10, 3-3)

Libero Monica Shuk reached the milestone of 2,000 career digs last Saturday...Middle blocker Taylor Rosenthal is six kills shy of becoming the third Briton to reach 1,000 in a career.


Alma (17-2, 5-1)

The volleyball team is in the midst of their longest win streak (seven) of the season after adding three more this week. The Scots went down to Adrian and beat the Bulldogs, 3-1, Wednesday (Oct. 10). Freshman outside hitter Sara Majerle (Rockford, Mich./Rockford) had a career-high 21 kills and junior outside hitter Georgia Miller (Georgetown, Ky./Scott County) recorded a career-high 27 digs in the match. Alma followed it up Saturday (Oct. 13) with a pair of sweeps over Anderson University (Ind.) and Franklin College (Ind.). Haley Novak (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) gathered a combined 119 assists on the week. The sophomore ranks third in the conference with 630 helpers.


No. 1 Calvin (19-1, 5-0)

Calvin was in action for five matches last week. The Knights opened with a five-set conference win at Saint Mary's on Wednesday as junior Sarah DeVries notched her third triple-double of the season. Calvin then hosted the Midwest Invitational over the weekend. On Friday, Calvin swept Susquehanna before topping 19th-ranked Ohio Northern in four sets. On Saturday Calvin swept Elmhurst but then dropped its first match of the season, falling to seventh-ranked Thomas More in a five-set thriller. At the conclusion of the tournament, freshman Kelsey Smith was named to the Midwest Invitational All-Tournament team. Calvin will host Adrian Tuesday night and then journey to the western suburbs of Chicago this weekend to participate in the Elmhurst Invitational. While there the Knights will face UW-Whitewater, Aurora and Carthage.


No. 13 Hope (20-4, 4-1)

The Hope College volleyball team went 4-0 last week by defeating Albion at home and winning three times at the Midwest Invitational. The Flying Dutch avenged two losses to nationally ranked opponents at the Midwest Invitational by downing No. 7 Thomas More in four sets and No. 19 Ohio Northern in five sets. Against Ohio Northern, senior Grace Ditzenberger of Centennial, Colorado (Chaparral HS) set a Hope College record with 12 total blocks.


Kalamazoo (4-19, 0-5)

The Kalamazoo College volleyball team ended a five match week with a 1-4 record. The Hornets found themselves on the winning end of their match with North Park while dropping matches against Trine, Dubuque, Dominican, and Illinois Tech. In Kalamazoo’s victory over North Park, it received double digit kills from Madi Goodman (15), Rachel Girard (14), and Shelby Suseland (10). Setter Zoey Ammon contributed 40 assists in the match while adding seven digs. The defense was led by Maddie Wojcik’s 20 digs and added double digit digs from Sophie Woodhams (13) and Kelly Nickelson (11).


Olivet (12-10, 2-3)

Did not compete. Will travel to play Alma College on Tuesday night before co-hosting a tournament with Albion College on Friday and Saturday. The Comets will face UW-Eau Claire and Denison (Ohio) on Friday and UW-Platteville and Finlandia on Saturday.


Saint Mary's (10-14, 1-4)

The Belles took No. 1 Calvin to the brink in a 3-2 setback at home on Wednesday before falling to both Mount St. Joseph and Earlham on Friday. Nicole Lukens had double-doubles in all three matches while Audrey Shannon posted 80 digs (6.15 d/s). Morgan VanderWey amassed 108 assists for the Belles.


Trine (9-10, 2-4)

Senior Shannon Scott (Vicksburg, Mich./Vicksburg) led the way as the Trine University women's volleyball team came back from a two-set deficit to win 3-2 over Kalamazoo College.


 

2018 MIAA Volleyball Standings


  Conference Overall
GP Record Win % PF PA GP Record Win % PF PA Last 10 Streak
Calvin 8 8-0 1.000 24 5   35 33-2 0.943 101 28 9-1 Lost 1
Hope 8 7-1 0.875 23 5   33 25-8 0.758 84 37 6-4 Lost 2
Alma 8 6-2 0.750 18 12   27 19-8 0.704 62 35 4-6 Lost 1
Albion 8 5-3 0.625 17 12   29 17-12 0.586 59 43 6-4 Lost 1
Trine 8 3-5 0.375 14 17   23 11-12 0.478 44 46 4-6 Lost 1
Olivet 8 2-6 0.250 7 20   29 14-15 0.483 48 52 3-7 Lost 2
Saint Mary's (Ind.) 8 2-6 0.250 11 19   30 12-18 0.400 52 58 2-8 Lost 1
Adrian 8 2-6 0.250 9 19   25 9-16 0.360 38 53 1-9 Lost 9
Kalamazoo 8 1-7 0.125 8 22   28 5-23 0.179 30 75 2-8 Won 1