Hope College volleyball tops Calvin for MIAA title

GRAND RAPIDS — The Hope Faculty volleyball team gained a common marathon next established versus Calvin,…

GRAND RAPIDS — The Hope Faculty volleyball team gained a common marathon next established versus Calvin, then set up a wall of defense to declare a conference championship.

The Traveling Dutch utilized a dominant block to win the MIAA championship 16-25, 28-26, 25-17, 25-16 in excess of the Knights on Saturday at Van Noord Arena.

“It signifies every little thing right now. It has been a long time coming,” Hope’s Ana Grunewald said. Playing for Adair (Cutler), who was not able to participate in in her very last match. That lit a fireplace less than us. We have sacrificed so much this season to perform for each and every other. That lit us up these days.”

Hope utilized that vitality to surge back again from a lousy first set and totally adjust the momentum and consider regulate in the rest of the match, out-blocking the Knights 25-5 in the match.

“We knew we have been likely to have to spend our complete very best to arrive out of in this article with a gain,” Hope mentor Becky Schmidt said. “We commenced enjoying no-hesitation protection. We started off to see that replicate into some constructive momentum and that turned the tide of the match.”