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Junior Sadie Dizney had 15 kills in a three-set sweep of IU-East on Tuesday night.
Junior Sadie Dizney had 15 kills in a three-set sweep of IU-East on Tuesday night.
Volleyball - Tue, Oct. 27, 2009
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University women's volleyball team sent its seniors out of their last regular season home match at the Physical Education Center with a near-perfect straight-sets victory on Tuesday night.
The Knights defeated Indiana University-East, 25-15, 25-14, 25-20, to improve to 26-7 on the season. The team is three wins shy of tying the school record for victories of 29 set in 1997.
The Knights used a 13-3 run to take a 10-point lead, 22-12, and did not look back en route to a dominant 25-15 set one victory. The Knights had an amazing .429 attack percentage in the first set with junior Sadie Dizney (Speedway, Ind./Speedway) finishing with a blistering .625 hitting percentage and five kills.
The 10-9 mark seemed to have significance to the Knights as they used a 12-3 run in set number two to take a 21-12 lead as they cruised to a 25-14 win in the second set. Dizney led the way with five more kills, while freshman Ashley Francis (Avon, Ind./Avon) added three kills in five attacks.
The third set was more of the same as the Knights as they broke out to a 13-5 lead. The Knights let the Red Wolves get within eight points a couple more times in the set before closing out the 25-20 win and the straight-sets victory.
It was the third match between the two schools with the Knights coming out on top on all three occasions.
The Knights made just five errors in 107 attacks as they played near-perfect volleyball.
Dizney and Francis led the way with 15 and 10 kills, respectively. Dizney had a .520 hitting percentage, while Francis finished with a .562 percentage.
Sophomore Mollie Heidenreich (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian) had a team-high 21 assists, while freshman Jaymee Schambers (Cambridge City, Ind./Lincoln) and sophomore Brittany Miller (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) added 10 and 11 digs, respectively, in defense. Francis added four block assists for the Knights.
The Knights head to DePauw University on Saturday to take on the 26-6 and NCAA Division III  No. 24-ranked Tigers in Greencastle, Ind. First serve is at 1 p.m.