Volleyball Advances In Postseason

Volleyball Advances In Postseason

Alma, Mich. – The Alma College volleyball team defeated Adrian College 3-1 (25-12, 25-16, 21-25, 25-10) in the first round of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament. With the win, the Scots move on to the tournament semifinals while the Bulldogs are eliminated from the postseason. 

What Happened 

  • The first set was locked in a 9-9 tie when Alma went on a 12-0 run. Georgia Miller was the server during the run as the Scots scored seven in a row and after an Adrian timeout, they scored five more. Freshman Sara Majerle (Rockford, Mich. / Rockford) had a kill that set up the set point. Freshman Jill Fidler (Lowell, Mich. Lowell) service ace secured the first set victory. 
  • The Scots found themselves down 5-1 early in the second set, freshman Bre DeLoye (Okemos, Mich. / Okemos) ended the run with a kill after a long intense point. Alma went on a 9-2 run to make it 18-15. On the next point the Scots executed a perfect play that saw sophomore Haley Novak (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek) dig it out, Majerle send it over the net and then senior Katie Bush (Lowell, Mich. / Lowell) and junior Georgia Miller (Georgetown, Ky. / Scott County) provided the block at the net to win the point. Alma won the set on a serve by Majerle that Adrian sent it back and Bush was waiting in the wings to slam it down. 
  • Alma was down the entire third set, but they fought with the Bulldogs the entire way. A 3-0 run as they faced set point kept it going until Adrian finally put it away to extend the match. 
  • The Scots found their form in the fourth set, DeLoye set a career-high for kills with her sixth of the night that made it 3-1. The final set was full of long points but the Scots continued to come away with them and after a 10-1 run the Scots found themselves up 20-7. Back-to-back attack errors by the Bulldogs secured the victory for Alma. 

Notables 

  • This was Alma's first MIAA tournament win since 2010. 
  • Alma improves to 19-7 on the season, the most wins in a single season since 2011. 
  • DeLoye has set a career-high for kills in the last three matches.
  • Majerle picked up her 13thdouble-double of the season with 11 kills and 17 digs.
  • Novak had a game-high 28 assists. 

Up Next

The Scots will play Hope College on Friday at 5 p.m. The match will be located at Calvin College who is the host for the MIAA semifinals and championship. 

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