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Senior Sadie Dizney tallied 10 kills and had three service aces in the 3-1 win over Anderson on Thursday.
Senior Sadie Dizney tallied 10 kills and had three service aces in the 3-1 win over Anderson on Thursday.
Volleyball - Thu, Sep. 16, 2010
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team won its second straight match on Thursday night as the Knights defeated Anderson University in four sets, 25-12, 25-13, 21-25, 25-18, at the Physical Education Center. The Knights are now 3-8 on the season.  
With the score tied 4-4 in the first set, the Knights rattled off a 7-0 run to open an 11-4 lead. They pushed the lead to 10, 16-6, before increasing the lead to 11 at 20-9. While they were out-scored late in the set, the Knights were able to hold off the Ravens for the 25-18 win in the first set. Junior Kelsee Evans led the Knights with a team-high four kills in the set, while a trio of Knights finished with three.
The second set was more of the same as the Knights opened a quick 5-1 lead and were able to push the lead to seven at 13-6. After a pair of Anderson points, the Knights went on a 10-1 run to open a 23-9 lead and take control of the set. The Ravens scored three of the last five points, but could not piece together the run needed as the Knights cruised to the 25-12 win. Senior Sadie Dizney finished the set with a team-high seven kills.
The Knights seemed to fall asleep a little bit in the third set as they fell behind early. Anderson was able to open a five-point lead and never lost the momentum as the Ravens cruised to the 25-21 win in the third set. The Knights had just three hitting errors, but four service errors were their downfall in the third set.
It looked as if the fourth set was going to be just like the previous set as the Knights fell behind 4-1. However, the Knights dug deep and out-scored the Ravens 9-1 to open a 10-5 lead. They pushed the lead to eight at 17-9 and were able to maintain the lead until it was 19-13. The Knights finished off the Ravens with a 6-0 run to close out the 25-13 win in the fourt set to secure the 3-1 win.
Dizney and sophomore Ashley Francis led the Knights with 10 kills each, while Evans added nine. Senior Carrie Sherman and junior Brittany Miller also added eight kills each in attack. Freshman Kacie Kelly tallied a match-high 25 assists, while sophomore Holly Wasmund notched 20 assists. Freshman Katie Kaiser notched 15 digs in defense, while Dizney added three service aces. Francis and Sherman each finished with a match-high four blocks.
The Knights return to the Physical Education Center on Tuesday when the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) comes to town for a Mid-Central College Conference match. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and LIVE STATISTICS will be available at