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Tuesday Roundup - October 1st

by Carolyn Binder


No. 2 Hope Volleyball Sweeps Host Albion In Three Sets

The second-ranked Hope volleyball rolled to its fourth consecutive win, defeating Albion 

on the rod in three sets on Tuesday.

The Flying Dutch won 25-8, 25-14, 25-13 as they raised their overall record to 16-1 and 

their Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association mark to 7-1.

Junior outside hitter Jenna Grasmeyer of Jenison (Hudsonville HS) totaled a match-high 

10 kills to lead Hope. She had a .471 kill percentage, leading Hope’s .312 performance as 

a team.

Junior middle/outside hitter Amy VanderStoep of Holland (West Ottawa HS) 

contributed six kills for the Flying Dutch, while junior outside hitter Anna Lynch of Lake 

Odessa (Lakewood) had five.

Sophomore setter Lauren Hazekamp of Fruitport (Fruitport HS) directed Hope’s offense 

with 17 assists.

The Flying Dutch return to action this weekend. They travel to Alma Friday for a 

6:30 p.m. match, then host Olivet on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. for homecoming at DeVos 

Fieldhouse Volleyball Court.


Flying Dutchmen Edge Adrian 1-0 On The Road

Ethan Beswick made six saves to lead the No. 24-ranked Hope men’s soccer team to a 

road shutout of Adrian College on Tuesday.

The sophomore goalkeeper from Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS) helped the Flying 

Dutchmen claim a 1-0 win in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play.

Hope stayed in second place in the league standings after improving to 7-2-1 overall and 

3-1 in league action.

The Flying Dutchmen received the offense they needed from junior Logan Sikkenga of 

Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS) in the first half. The reigning MIAA Defensive Player of 

the Week scored a goal for the second time in three matches, burying a header in front of 

the goal off a pass from senior Jason Muller of Petoskey (Petoskey).

Sikkenga has three goals on the season. He had two goals against Albion on Sept. 25.

The Flying Dutchmen return to action on Saturday, Oct. 5 when they host Olivet for 

homecoming. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.