Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
The Crimson Wave fell in match one to Asbury University 3-0 (19-25, 20-25, 15-20).
In the second match of the day the Crimson Wave took a loss to the host Indiana Univ. Kokomo 3-0 (10-25, 22-25, 14-25). Stephanie Daniels led the way with 6 kills while, Monique LaForce, Kacey Amendola, Catheryne Wright and Sophie Kessler each had four. Wright also led the team with 16 assists.
The Crimson Wave will be back in action on Tuesday at North Park University at 7:00 pm.
The Crimson Wave came out strong in game taking an early lead. The fighting Saints answered and never gave up the lead taking the game. The Crimson Wave struggled to find the lead in games two and three giving the match to USF.
The Crimson Wave were led by six kills from McKenzie Pantana and five kills from Nicole Gill. Catheryne Wright tallied seven assists with Rachel Eizenga recording six. Randi Story led the defense with 11 digs.
The Crimson Wave will be back in action on Thursday night when they travel to Trinity Christian College for their second CCAC match up at 7:00 pm.
To open the weekend, CCSJ went up against Graceland University. Graceland University defeated the Crimson Wave 25-15, 25-17, and 25-14. CCSJ totaled 17 kills during the match. McKenzie Pantana led the way with 8 kills. Later that day, CCSJ fell to Sterling University 25-14, 25-18, and 25-20. The ladies produced 21 kills during the match. Monique LaForce contributed 8 kills while Nicole Gill had 5. After Saturday’s match, the Crimson Wave moved to 2-5 on the season.
Sunday would be a better day for the Crimson Wave who earned their third win of the season against Avila University. The match went into five sets: 28-26, 21-25, 25-19, 25-27, and 15-10.
CCSJ produced 52 kills during the match. Nicole Gill had a big day with 15 kills while McKenzie Pantana contributed 12 of her own. Sophie Kessler had 9 kills.
CCSJ would take on Missouri Valley in their final match of the day and would go on to lose 25-22, 25-15, and 25-18. CCSJ came up with 26 kills which were led by Sophie Kessler and Nicole Gill who each had 6. CCSJ’s Nicole Gill and Kacey Amendola earned All-Invite Honors.
“This was a good weekend for us. We made some changes after Friday, and the girls responded well, coming out with a win against Avila, and later playing Missouri Valley tough. I think we worked out those kinks we needed to and are ready to get into conference play,” said Coach Zimny.
The ladies will return to action on Tuesday September 9th at home. The match will begin at 7:00pm and will be played in the Rittenmeyer Center.