The Adrian College Bulldogs beat the Kalamazoo College Hornets 3-1 Wednesday, 20-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-15. The win gives Adrian five consecutive victories over Kalamazoo and gives the Bulldogs their first of 2017.
Kalamazoo took the first set and led for much of the second, although Adrian narrowly took it in the end. The Bulldogs finished the third on a 5-1 run and carried that momentum through as they controlled the fourth set throughout. Maria Katrantzi and Vanessa Vigier each had 11 kills for the Hornets, with Alex Tobler scoring 11 for Adrian.
Adrian moves to 1-4 overall and 1-0 in the MIAA, while Kalamazoo drops to 0-5 and 0-1. The Hornets travel to St. Mary’s Friday, then host Alma Saturday. Adrian hosts #1 ranked Calvin Friday and hosts Hope Saturday.
Listen live online Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the Slocum Sports Network to college volleyball as the Kalamazoo Hornets host the Adrian Bulldogs. It’s the first MIAA match of 2017 for both squads and both are looking for their first overall victory of the season.
Both teams opened and went 0-4 over the weekend in the Bluffton, Ohio Spiketactular. Kalamazoo finished 9-19 overall in 2016, improving from a 2-24 overall mark in 2015. Adrian was 15-14 last season, finishing fourth in the MIAA and making the league tournament off a 9-7 conference mark.
Adrian narrowly won their most recent meeting, surviving at home in five sets on October 21st, 2016. In their earlier 2016 meeting in Kalamazoo, Adrian swept the Hornets. The Bulldogs have won four consecutive meetings over Kalamazoo, with the Hornets winning last at home on October 22, 2014.
Listen live online to Wednesday’s match on the Slocum Sports Network with first serve set for 7 p.m. from Anderson Athletic Center in Kalamazoo.