GREENCASTLE, Ind. - Top-ranked Calvin closed out play at the DePauw Tiger Invitational with victories over DePauw and Rose-Hulman Saturday afternoon.
Calvin (10-0) opened the day with a hard-fought 25-21, 25-27, 25-22, 25-22 victory over tournament host DePauw. One night after upsetting nationally-ranked Illinois Wesleyan, DePauw had eyes on doing the same to Calvin on Saturday but the Knights fought off the Tiger upset bid.
Calvin trailed 22-20 in set four but rallied for the final five points to seal the win. Senior Anna Kamp (Orland Park, Il./Chicago Christian HS) crushed home four kills in the final five-point swing, en route to finishing with a career-high 28 kills and a .386 hitting percentage.
Freshman Grace Kellogg (Belleville, Mich./Plymouth Christian Academy) tallied 10 kills, 17 digs and a sizzling .486 hitting percentage. Junior Sarah DeVries (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northpointe Christian HS) just missed a triple-double, amassing nine kills, 29 assists and 14 digs to go with five block assists.
Sophomore Courtney Vanderhoning (Byron Center, Mich./South Christian HS) had a career-high eight kills and a .615 hitting percentage. Junior Gabi Allread (Sylvan Lake, Mich./West Bloomfield HS) had four kills, five digs, three aces and two block assists.
Freshman Anna Schreimer (Vicksburg, Mich./Vicksburg HS) had 23 assists and nine digs. Senior Keilahna Castillo (Grandville, Mich./Grandville HS) had 11 digs, seven assists two service aces.
In the win over Rose-Hulman, Calvin hit .279 as a team. Kamp had 13 kills and eight digs. Kellogg had 10 kills and eight digs. DeVries had 12 kills, 20 assists and seven digs. Castillo tallied 13 digs and three assists while Allread had eight kills and a .286 hitting percentage. Freshman Ellie Westrate (Sun Prairie, Wisc./Lakeside Lutheran HS) chalked up 16 assists and six digs.
"We gutted out wins against two very good teams," said Calvin head women's volleyball coach Amber Warners. "We need to keep improving and working hard as we face a tough group of opponents next week."
For her efforts at the tournament, Kamp was named to the all-tournament team.
Calvin returns to action on Tuesday night when it hosts the University of Chicago in a non-conference match slated to start at 6:30 p.m.