ANGOLA, Ind. – The Calvin volleyball team improved to 5-0 on the year and 2-0 in the MIAA with a 3-0 victory at Trine on Friday evening. The Knights swept Trine 25-16, 25-11, 25-14. Trine falls to 0-6 in 2016 and 0-1 in MIAA play. The victory moves Calvin to 34-0 all-time against Trine.
"I am happy with our win tonight," said Calvin head coach Amber Warners. "We had a very good practice yesterday and that showed tonight. We now have to get ready and focus for tomorrow."
The Knights would break the set open tied at eight. Senior Laura Danhoff broke the tie with a service ace and the Knights would not look back. Calvin would go on a 6-1 run to claim a 14-9 lead and would take the set, 25-16.
Calvin would jump on the Thunder early in the second set, behind the serve of Laura Danhoff, the Knights would go ahead 4-0. Leading 6-3, Calvin would put Trine away with a 12-2 run. Calvin would go on to take the set 25-11.
The third set was all Calvin, the Knights started the set on a 7-2 run, from which they would not look back. Leading 8-5 Calvin would break away with an 11-3 run. The Knights would clinch the third set 25-14.
Laura Danhoff led the Knights with 10 kills and five service aces on Friday. Freshman Ally Fea (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg) notched her first kill at Calvin on Friday night. Junior Jenna Lodewyk (Villa Park, Ill./Timothy Christian) tied her career-best with seven kills. Sophomore Keilahna Castillo (Grandville, Mich./Grandville) had five service aces and nine digs. Sophomore Anna Kamp (Orland Park, Ill./Chicago Christian) had 1.5 blocks.
The Knights are back in action on Saturday when Calvin hosts Saint Mary's at Van Noord Arena.