Calvary University Volleyball won their first match of the season with an impressive 3-0 sweep over Union College Tuesday night. “Practice this week was focused on serves and serve receive,” said Coach Ashley Spicer. “It really showed against Union. We had our best serving percentage of the season tonight.” In the opening set, both teams came out fighting to gain momentum. The Lady Warriors were able to gain the advantage with smart plays and by excellent kills, winning the set 25-20.
In the next
two sets, both teams fought hard, but Calvary was able to continue their
momentum with excellent serving and improving their overall hitting percentage.
Despite Union’s attempts to come back, Calvary finished 27-25 in both of the
final two sets. Both Leah Grady and Tori Veltkamp were difference makers,
leading with 6 kills each. Anna Holloway also led the team with 4 aces, 2 solo
blocks, and 20 digs.
The Lady Warriors will next travel to Haviland, Kansas to take the court against Barclay College on Friday.
Calvary’s basketball teams are enjoying a stretch of home games. For the men’s team that home court advantage has resulted in three straight conference wins. On January 18, they defeated Faith Baptist Bible College, and then the next day brought another victory over Emmaus Bible College. Ozark Christian College travelled to the Pyramid Athletic Center (Calvary’s gym) on January 22, and the Warriors won by the score of 80-74.
The Calvary Warriors basketball teams spent almost all of January playing road games. Now they get to play their final regular season games at home! On Tuesday, February 6, both teams play host to Central Christian College of the Bible. Then the final home games of the season will be on February 9 versus Barclay College.
Paige Specht brings the ball up the court.
The Lady Warriors will try to defeat CCCB after losing a close game to the Saints back in December. They will look for a similar result against Barclay after leaving Haviland with a win on January 26.
Isaiah Miller scores for the Warriors.
The men’s team lost a close game to Manhattan Christian on Tuesday and will look to get back in the win column after having the weekend off from game action. Injuries have plagued the Warriors this season as two players tore anterior cruciate ligaments.
Don’t miss your last chances to come to the Pyramid Athletic Center to cheer on the teams!
One of the places where Calvary’s increased enrollment is most visible is the soccer field. In the past, there were years when we wondered if there would even be enough players to have a team. This year we actually have substitutes for players who need a break or get injured. What a blessing! At this point, the Warriors are still seeking their first win of the season, but Coach Daniel Nichols is seeing improvements in each game. On Tuesday, the team plays at home (613 W Mill, Belton, MO) against Ozark Christian at 4:00 p.m. I know that they would appreciate your support.
2017 Warriors Soccer Team: (Front row, l to r) Seth Bielenberg, Sam Her, Jordan McFarland, Noah Wittenbach, Ben Willis, and Toyosi Ishola; (Middle row) Micah Wildasin, Takuya Takagi, Masaki Ouchi, Nate Her, RiCarlos Hunt, Thomas Elder, Nick Herren, Head Coach Daniel Nichols, and Assistant Coach Josh Suermann; (Back row) Assistant Coach Cameron Vande Velde, Mark Rodenberg, Andrew Busakula, Paulbryant Holyfield, Austin Johnson, Telson Jones, and Marcus Hirsch