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MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« on: September 17, 2013, 02:56:37 pm »
Big match tonight as #5 Hope travels to Grand Rapids to face #1 Calvin.  I attended this same match last year and it was an awesome thing to see - looking forward to an electric atmosphere and a Hope win.
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Re: MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 03:41:29 pm »
Big match tonight as #5 Hope travels to Grand Rapids to face #1 Calvin.  I attended this same match last year and it was an awesome thing to see - looking forward to an electric atmosphere and a Hope win.

Wish I could be there.  Calvin had the edge last year but the matches with the Dutch were extremely competitive and well played and the atmosphere was fantastic.  I would expect the same tonight.

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Re: MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 06:14:03 pm »
Check out the latest post on the AVCA D3 Top 25 board  (link will indicate there's a bit more on the line tonight.)

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Re: MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 10:32:22 pm »
Just before the match, Hope went up to #2 in the rankings, so the Calvin-Hope match was #1 vs. #2.

The atmosphere was indeed electric with 2100 people. The student section was packed and very loud. It was hard-fought and well-played. It felt like a tournament game.

Calvin ended up on top with a three-set win, the last set 28-26.

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Re: MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 03:19:29 pm »
According to Massey's computer rankings, Calvin's volleyball team would be #12 in D II. It would be #85 in D I, in the top quarter of D I teams.

Is there less of a difference between D I, D II, and D III in volleyball than in basketball or football? I can't imagine any D III basketball or football team better than three quarters of the D I teams.

Or maybe comparisons between divisions are inaccurate because there are so few inter-divisional games.

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Re: MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 03:38:39 pm »
According to Massey's computer rankings, Calvin's volleyball team would be #12 in D II. It would be #85 in D I, in the top quarter of D I teams.

Is there less of a difference between D I, D II, and D III in volleyball than in basketball or football? I can't imagine any D III basketball or football team better than three quarters of the D I teams.

Or maybe comparisons between divisions are inaccurate because there are so few inter-divisional games.

With basketball there are at least a few games every year between the divisions (at least on the men's side).  Last year there were 45 games between DI and DIII and 40 between DII and DIII.    Football - zero, volleyball ????
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Re: MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2014, 04:55:17 pm »
And the Flying Dutch are the 2014 National Champions!!!!!!
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Re: MIAA WVB 2021
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2021, 07:19:51 pm »
Joining #14 Calvin at Alma in progress (Knights up 1 set to nil)
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Re: MIAA WVB 2021
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2021, 07:54:32 pm »
Final:  #14 Calvin over Alma in 3 sets:
                (25-22, 25-13, 25-18.)

Calvin:   Ga. Kellogg .474 hitting pct.
              Hall   .429 hitting pct.
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Re: MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2021, 06:30:27 pm »
#17 Hope at Adrian on deck:
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Re: MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2021, 07:52:41 pm »
Final:  Hope over Adrian in 3 sets:
             (25-20, 25-11. 25-23)

Hope:  .272 team hitting pct. for match.
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Re: MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2021, 08:20:13 pm »
Final:  #11 Calvin over Trine in 3 sets:
              (25-13, 25-15, 25-17)

Calvin:  .311 Team hitting pct. for the match.
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Re: MIAA WVB 2021 Playoffs
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2021, 10:53:05 pm »
2 of the 3 higher seeds advanced in opening round action this evening:

Higher seeds Hope and Albion both moved on after winning in 3 sets each.

#5 Seed Alma pulled a mild upset, knocking off #4 Seed Trine in a 5-setter.

Semis:

Calvin vs. Alma
Hope vs. Albion
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Re: MIAA WVB 2021 Playoffs
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2021, 08:22:38 pm »
Semi-Final Results:

#16 Hope over Albion in 3 sets:
         (25-23, 25-19, 25-15)

Hope;  .283 hitting pct. for match.  44 spike points (to Albion's 30).

#6 Calvin over Alma in 3 sets:
         (25-18 25-14, 30-28.)

Calvin:  .319 team hitting pct.  49 spike points (to Alma's 32).

The perrennial powers meet in yet another final. Calvin knocked off Hope in 3 sets during the regular season.     
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Re: MIAA WVB 2021 Playoffs
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2021, 04:54:35 pm »
Championship Final Result:  #16 Hope over #6 Calvin in 4 sets
                                            (16-25, 28-26, 25-17, 25-16.)

Hope:  14 total blocks (to Calvin's 3);
              Ligon .421 hitting pct.  3 other Dutch .267 or higher hitting pcts.

Calvin:  3 players with individual hitting pcts. in .308 - .444 hitting range.

Dutch get even after being beaten earlier this season.

It'll be interesting to see how much this result shakes up next week's Top 25 Poll.



   
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