Belles Fall to Conference Champion Knights

Box Score

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team lost a 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-16) match to No. 2 ranked conference champion Calvin on Friday night.

Kati Schneider led all players with 12 kills.
Kati Schneider led all players
with 12 kills.
In the battle that was the second set, Saint Mary's had a three-point run to take a 6-3 advantage. The set was tied at the six, seven, and eight point marks before Calvin claimed their first lead since 1-0 in the set. The Knights went up 19-14 by winning back-to-back points, but the Belles continued their persistence to edge within 20-19. Calvin used a quick spurt to distance themselves just enough for the 25-20 win in the set.

Kati Schneider led all players with 12 kills on the night while hitting .417 in the match. Melanie Kuczek added seven kills and a team-best three aces. Danie Brink notched 24 assists, and Katie Hecklinski led the Belles with nine digs.

The Belles (13-13, 7-8 MIAA) will host their final two contests of the regular season schedule on Saturday as they take on No. 5 Hope at noon and non-conference foe Wheaton at 4:00 p.m.