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Junior Brittany Miller led the Knights with a team-high 10 kills and a team-high 13 digs in defeat on Wednesday night.
Junior Brittany Miller led the Knights with a team-high 10 kills and a team-high 13 digs in defeat on Wednesday night.
Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 8, 2010
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team slumped to its seventh straight defeat on Wednesday night at the Physical Education Center as Bethel College earned a 25-16, 25-21, 25-18 victory to open the Mid-Central College Conference season. 

The Knights fell behind 4-0 in the first set before Bethel was able to open a 15-9 lead. The Knights tried to fight back, but the Pilots opened a 20-13 lead and scored the final four points of the set to earn the 25-16 win. Junior Brittany Miller led the Knights with six kills in the set, while freshman Becky Gramer had five digs in defense.
 
The second set saw the Knights take the early 5-3 lead, but the Pilots battled back to take an 11-7 lead. MU scored five straight points to take a 12-11 lead and that was when the set got interesting. The teams went back-and-forth until Bethel went on a 6-0 run with the score tied 17-17. The Pilots were able to open a 23-17 lead before the Knights scored five of the next six points to cut the gap to 24-21. However, Bethel was able to finish the set off to pick up the 25-21 win. Senior Carrie Sherman tallied a team-high five kills in the second set, while Miller led the Knights with seven digs.
 
The third set opened with the Knights taking a 7-3 lead. However, the Pilots battled back again to tie the score at 8-8. The teams were tied at 10 when Bethel scored three straight to take a 13-10 lead. The Pilots opened a three-point lead, 14-11, before junior Kelsee Evans slammed a kill to cut it to 14-12. That was when the Pilots went on a 7-0 run to open a 21-12 lead. MU answered with five straight points of its own to cut the lead to 21-17. After exchanging points, the Pilots closed the match with the final four points for the 25-18 win.
 
The win was Bethel's third straight was the Pilots improved to 6-4, while the Knights dropped to 0-7 on the year.
 
Miller led the Knights with 10 kills and a team-high 13 digs, while Sherman added seven kills and senior Sadie Dizney tallied six kills. Sophomore Holly Wasmund notched 17 assists, while freshman Kacie Kelly tallied 13 in her first collegiate start.
 
The Knights remain at home when Huntington University comes to the Physical Education Center on Friday night. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and LIVE STATISTICS will be available at www.muknights.com.