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Sophomore Brittany Miller notched a double-double in a 3-1 win over Spring Arbor on Tuesday.
Sophomore Brittany Miller notched a double-double in a 3-1 win over Spring Arbor on Tuesday.
Volleyball - Tue, Oct. 13, 2009
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INDIANAPOLIS - Coming off a 4-1 weekend, the Marian University women's volleyball team looked to continue its string of strong play as the Knights hosted Spring Arbor University at the Physical Education Center on Tuesday night.
 
The Knights were nearly perfect in the first set as they finished the 25-14 win with a .500 (16-1-30) attack percentage. Sophomore Brittany Miller (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) had six kills in nine attacks in the first set to send the Knights to the 1-0 match lead.
 
The ladies cooled off a bit in the second set, but pulled off a 25-21 win. Senior Rachel Klene (Indianapolis, Ind./Roncalli) led the way with five kills in the set, but the Knights finished with a .178 hitting percentage in taking a two-set lead.
 
The third set was where the Knights could close out the match, but Spring Arbor would not let that happen with a 25-23 win. The Knights notched 16 kills in the set, but had seven errors in attack. The Cougars closed the lead to 2-1.
 
The Knights jumped out to a 12-6 lead on the strength of a 3-0 run and maintained the lead through the set to earn the 25-21 win and their fifth win in the last six matches.
 
Miller and junior Sadie Dizney (Speedway, Ind./Speedway) each notched a double-double to lead the Knights. Miller finished with a team-high 14 kills and a team-high 13 digs, while Dizney added 13 kills and 10 digs.
 
Senior Ashley Hanslits (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard) added 13 kills, while Klene finished with nine kills.
 
Freshman Holly Wasmund (Avon, Ind./Avon) notched 53 assists, a season-high, while freshman Ashley Francis (Avon, Ind./Avon) tallied eight kills and three blocks (one solo, two assists).
 
The Knights improved to 19-6 on the season and 4-2 in Mid-Central College Conference play.
 
Hanover College comes to the Physical Education Center on Wednesday night for a non-conference matchup. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.