Kalamazoo College's Student Newspaper
By David McIntyre Staff Writer
The Hornets’ volleyball team came up short over the weekend when they traveled to MIAA number two Calvin College.
The loss came in three straight sets: 25-8, 25-7, and 25-11.
Olivia Cares and Quinn McCormick led the way for the Hornets with four kills each, but there were defeated by the Knights who are 17-1 overall (10-0 in the MIAA). The loss will bring the Hornets down to 6-14 overall and 2-8 in conference play.
Credit is due to the two seniors anchoring the team: Allison Liddane and Johanna Kupe. However, with almost two-thirds of the team being underclassmen, it is hard not to be excited about the Hornets’ potential .
Day in and day out, these players are gathering more confidence in each other.
“We work each day to figure out what ‘our team’ is and I think we get closer to finding it every time we play,” said sophomore Kelsey Hill.
The emergence of freshman, Nya Greenstone is one clear, bright spot. Despite her youth, she leads the team with 203 kills. Perhaps this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Greenstone is a transfer student from University of Toledo, where she played volleyball.
“She’s a natural leader and gives the court a sense of stability and accountability,” Hill said about Greenstone’s presence.
Let’s not forget that Greenstone is just one piece of the puzzle and there are eight other underclassmen that develop with each passing day. The Hornets have the capacity to improve as this season goes on and in years to come.
The ladies will look to improve their record when they host conference rival Hope College this Wednesday, Oct. 10.