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
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.