September 7, 2012

Volleyball beats Olivet 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) on Friday

The Scots' Volleyball team continued the 2012 season on Friday night when they traveled to Olivet College for a league match. Alma won 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) to improve to 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in the MIAA, while the Comets are now 0-1 in the league and 1-4 in 2012.

"I don't believe it was one of our better efforts, but we won and now we have a few days to get ready to go to Calvin," said Alma Head Coach Sarah Dehring. "It is nice to be 6-0 but we have a lot of work to do if we want to achieve our goals and advance to the next level. We will continue to work hard in practice in an effort to improve our overall game. Calvin will be a huge test for us and we will need to be better to have a chance to win."

Several players led the way for Alma in the three set victory on Friday, including Jr. MH Lea Klooster (Jenison, Mich./Jenison), who had 10 kills and Jr. S Erika VanHavel (Mason, Mich./Mason), who finished with 23 assists.

Sr. DS Megan Ballantyne (Allendale, Mich./Southgate Anderson) paced the Scots with 11 digs, while Jr. DS/L Danae Sietsema (Grandville, Mich./Grandville) finished with eight digs. Jr. OH/DS Kelly Maise (Northville, Mich./Northville) added five kills and four digs, while so. S/DS Trica Smith (Morley-Stanwood, Mich./Morley-Stanwood) had six digs.

Alma is off on Saturday and will next play Wednesday night at Calvin College. The match is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.