Women’s volleyball team sweeps Saturday matches at Olivet-Albion Invitational

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Saturday matches at Olivet-Albion Invitational

OLIVET, Mich. – The Olivet College volleyball team swept Finlandia University and University of Wis.-Platteville today on the second day of the Olivet-Albion Invitational inside The Cutler Event Center in Olivet.

Final Score: Olivet def. Finlandia 25-13, 25-21, 25-10
Location: The Cutler Event Center; Olivet, Mich.
Records: Olivet 13-13 overall, Finlandia 6-21 overall

  • The Lions scored the first two points of the opening set. Behind the service of junior Madelyn Notenbaum, the Comets went on a 7-0 run. Olivet did not give up the lead for the rest of the set.
  • In the second set, Finlandia built a six-point cushion, 16-10. The Lions continued to hold the lead at 20-17. Olivet then put eight of the final nine points on the scoreboard to win the set, 25-21.
  • Like the first two sets, Finlandia scored the first two points. The Comets answered with a 9-1 run and never relinquished their lead. The 15-point margin at the end matched Olivet's largest lead in the set.

  • Shannon Anderson posted a team-high seven kills.
  • Nicole Anderson recorded 22 set assists and 15 digs.

Final Score: Olivet def. Wis.-Platteville 25-22, 25-17, 25-15
Location: The Cutler Event Center; Olivet, Mich.
Records: Olivet 14-13 overall, Wis.-Platteville 9-21 overall

  • The Comets led 14-6 in the first set. The Pioneers responded with nine consecutive points to go ahead for the first time 15-14. Three Olivet points made the score 17-15. Wis.-Platteville fought back to tie the score three times. After the last one at 23-23, two Pioneer errors gave the set to the Comets.
  • The only time Olivet trailed in the both the second and third set was 1-0. The Comets' largest lead in the second set was 10 points at 18-8. The 10-point margin at the end of the third was their largest advantage.

  • As a team, Olivet had a .216 attack percentage compared to .021 for the Pioneers.
  • Prince topped the team with 14 kills and .423 hitting percentage.
  • Junior Morgan Champion was next with nine kills, followed by Mullin with seven.
  • Notenbaum dished out 28 set assists and served five aces.
  • Notenbaum and sophomore Mia Parker each led the defense with seven digs.

  • Katie Jones had a team-best seven kills.
  • CJ Johnson recorded 11 set assists.
  • Olivia Kudronowicz notched seven digs.

  • Olivet resumes its conference schedule next Wednesday, Oct. 24, when it hosts Calvin College at 6:30 p.m.