HOLLAND, Mich. – Hope College ripped off a 5-1 run to build a lead in the first set and the Flying Dutch took off from there, scoring a 25-20, 25-12, 25-13 victory over Albion College in Wednesday night Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association volleyball action at the DeVos Fieldhouse.
Albion scored three in a row, capped by Monica Shuk's service ace, to forge a tie at 8 in the first set. Albion trailed 11-10 when Hope had a bad serve.
Hope distributed the ball to its hitters – four players terminated points – as the Flying Dutch jumped out to a 16-11 lead.
Another three-point run pulled Albion within two, 19-17, but that was as close as the Britons would get.
Hope scored nine of the first 10 points in the second set, and it scored six in a row to build an 11-6 lead in the third.
Hope's McKenna Otto led all players with 10 kills.
Albion (10-8 overall and 3-3 against MIAA rivals) will travel to Ohio for its next four matches. The action begins Friday with matches against John Carroll University and Oberlin College.
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