ADRIAN, Mich. - Adrian's Liz Susitko (freshman, West Bloomington, Mich.) led the Bulldogs with 10 kills and 26 assists to record her first career double-double in a 3-1 losing effort to the No. 1 ranked Calvin Knights on Friday night.
Final Score: Calvin 3, Adrian 1 (26-24, 25-27, 25-21, 25-19)
Location: Adrian, Michigan (Merillat Sport and Fitness Center)
Records: Calvin (6-0, 2-0 MIAA), Adrian (1-5, 1-1 MIAA)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bulldogs battled Calvin throughout the match, forcing the Knights to extra-points in the opening two sets. Calvin was able to pull out the victory in set one, 26-24, but Adrian took set two (27-25) to tie the score at one set each.
The Knights fought off Adrian in set three, winning 25-21 to retake the lead 2-1. The fourth set remained close, however, Calvin was able to get the 25-19 win and seal the match.
The Knights had attack percentages of .353, .171, .344, and .324; the Bulldogs hit .152, .182, .261, and .059.
• Susitko added three service aces, seven digs, and a block assist to her stat line.
• Alex Tobler (freshman, Buchanan, Mich.) contributed seven kills, two digs, and two block assists.
• Calvin's offense was paced by Jenna Lodewyk who dished a match-high 41 assists.
• Anna Kamp led the Knights attack with 22 kills. She also helped defensively with 11 digs.
• Emily Blankenspoor led the defense with 15 digs.
Adrian will host #21 Hope tomorrow (Sept. 9) at 12:00 p.m., ET.