NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Kalamazoo College volleyball team improved to 5-0 with a three-set win at Manchester University Wednesday night (26-24, 25-16, 25-13). The 5-0 start is the third-best in program history.
The first set went back-and-forth and was eventually tied 24-24 before Kalamazoo won the final two points to win the set. The second set was tied 8-8 before the Hornets used an 11-1 run to take an 18-9 lead. Manchester cut the deficit to six (21-15) before Kalamazoo closed out the set 25-16. Kalamazoo led 7-5 in the third before a 12-1 run put the Hornets ahead 19-6 before finishing the set 25-13 to complete the sweep.
Kalamazoo hit .310 in the match and took advantage of nine service aces.
McKenna Hepler had four aces in the match to go with her seven digs.
Kalamazoo is back in action Friday with a 5 p.m. match against Allegheny College in the MIAA/NCAC Crossover in Lansing, Mich. The Hornets follow that up with matches at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.