Albion holds off scrappy MIAA rival

Albion holds off scrappy MIAA rival

ALBION, Mich. – Albion College held off a scrappy Olivet College squad to earn a four set (25-22, 22-25, 25-10, 26-24) victory in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association volleyball action Wednesday night.

Albion hit .423 with 13 kills against just two errors in surging in the third set, but it had to hang on two Olivet errors and Kameron Haley's service ace boosted the Albion lead to 10-4 in the fourth.

Kate Winter, Albion's junior on the opposite side who was named the MIAA Player of the Week on Monday, had her second-best hitting match of the season with 17 kills while hitting .385. She committed just two errors in 39 attacks and helped at the net with four blocks.

Chloe Webber, a sophomore, controlled the middle of the floor with five kills and five blocks. She received support from Alexa Hitchko (five kills, four blocks) and Jesse Hepner (six kills, three blocks).

Setter Ava Smith achieved a double-double of 16 assists and 10 digs, while setter Grace VanDorn finished with 23 assists and eight digs.

Libero Jenna Khoury finished with 16 digs, four aces and three assists.

Albion, winners of five in a row to improve to 12-5 overall and 3-0 against MIAA rivals, will take a break from league play Friday to play matches against North Central College and Wheaton College.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email