Volleyball finishes MIAA Preview

Volleyball finishes MIAA Preview

HOLLAND, Mich. – The Albion College volleyball team completed action in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Preview on Saturday.

Hope d. Albion (29-27, 25-20, 18-25, 25-13)

Hope subdued a feisty Albion squad after being extended in the first set and losing the third set.

Katie Rietberg, Hope's senior outside hitter, collected 28 kills, most by a Division III student-athlete in a four-set match this season. She hit .385 with just three errors in 65 attacks.

Albion had a number of standout performances, as well.

  • Kate Winter, a sophomore outside hitter from White Lake, Mich., collected a season-high 12 kills.
  • Chloe Webber, a first-year outside hitter from Marshall, Mich., completed her first double-double at the collegiate level with 11 kills and 20 digs.
  • Taylor Rosenthal, a senior middle blocker from Vicksburg, Mich., hit .524 with 11 kills in 21 attacks.
  • Marie Pregenzer, a senior middle blocker from Kalamazoo, Mich., also reached double figures in kills with 11.
  • Monica Shuk, the senior libero from Milford, Mich., collected a season-high 25 digs. It was her third match of the season with at least 23 digs.
  • Grace VanDorn, the sophomore setter from West Aurora, Ill., completed her second double-double of the season with 32 assists and 16 digs. The 16 digs were a season-high.

Albion d. Kalamazoo (25-13, 25-9, 25-17)

Albion hit a season-best .392 to earn the victory.

  • Rosenthal hit .560 with 15 kills
  • Pregenzer hit .684 with 13 kills. She also served up two aces and helped with three block assists.
  • VanDorn completed her third double-double of the season with 40 assists and 13 digs.
  • Shuk came up with 16 digs to move her past 1,800 for her career (1,812).

Next up for Albion is a Tuesday non-league match at Anderson (Ind.) University.

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