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Volleyball - Tue, Sep. 21, 2010
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team won its third straight match on Tuesday night as the Knights defeated the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) in straight sets, 25-14, 25-22, 25-19, at the Physical Education Center. With the win, the Knights moved to 4-8 on the season and 3-2 in the Mid-Central College Conference.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first set, the Knights and Cougars went back-and-forth until the Knights were ahead 10-8. They went on a 5-0 run to open a 15-8 lead before pushing the gap to 20-12. After a USF point, the Knights scored four straight to open a 24-13 lead and closed out the 25-14 first set win. Sophomore Ashley Francis had a hitting percentage of .800 in the first set as she notched four kills on five attacks with no errors.
 
The second set proved to be more challenging as the knights fell behind quickly, 9-3. However, they battled back to knot the score at 13-13. The score would be tied seven more times in the set before the Knights closed out a tight 25-22 second set victory. The Knights were not as clean in the second set as they committed seven hitting errors compared to just two in the first set.
 
The third set saw the teams battle until the Knights opened an 11-7 lead. USF battled back to get within one at 11-10, but the Knights scored six of the next eight points to open a 16-12 lead. They were able to just maintain a lead of five to seven points and earn the 25-19 win to pick up the straight-sets victory. Senior Danielle Perry had a team-high five kills in the final set and a hitting percentage of .833 with no errors.
 
Francis led the Knights with eight kills, while senior Sadie Dizney tallied seven kills. Junior Brittany Miller and Perry each finished with six kills. Freshman Kacie Kelly had a match-high 18 assists, while sophomore Holly Wasmund added 14. Freshman Katie Kaiser led MU with 10 digs, while senior Carrie Sherman had a team-high four blocks.
 
The Knights get back on the court in search of their fourth straight win when they play host to Indiana Wesleyan University on Thursday night at the Physical Education Center. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and LIVE STATISTICS will be available at www.muknights.com.