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Senior Sadie Dizney tallied a match-high 13 kills in a three-set sweep of Indiana Wesleyan on Thursday night.
Senior Sadie Dizney tallied a match-high 13 kills in a three-set sweep of Indiana Wesleyan on Thursday night.
Volleyball - Thu, Sep. 23, 2010
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University women's volleyball team continued its string of success as the Knights knocked off Indiana Wesleyan University in a sweep, 28-26, 25-17, 25-19, at the Physical Education Center on Thursday night. The win was the fourth straight for the Knights after opening the season with a 1-8 mark. 

The Knights improved to 5-8 overall and 4-2 in the Mid-Central College Conference, while IWu dropped to 7-7 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
 
Marian jumped out quickly on the Wildcats as they opened a 12-7 lead. However, IWU stormed back with a 7-0 run to take a 14-12 lead and maintained the lead until the Knights tied it at 17-17. The teams went back-and-forth until the Knights opened a three-point lead, 22-19. MU got to match point with the scored 24-21, but IWU fought back and tied the scored 24-24. The extra points were traded before the Knights were down 26-25. The got two straight to take a 27-26 lead before senior Danielle Perry finished off the Wildcats to put the Knights up 1-0 with a 28-26 win in set number one. Perry led the Knights with seven kills in the set, while senior Sadie Dizney also added seven kills.
 
The second set started a little differently as the teams traded points until the score read 5-5. The Knights scored three straight to take an 8-5 lead and, eventually, jumped out in front by a 16-10 score. An IWU point was followed by three straight for the Knights and it was 19-11 in favor of MU. The Wildcats battled to make the score 20-17, but the Knights finished it off with five straight points to close the 25-17 win and take a 2-0 lead. Sophomore Ashley Francis led the Knights with five kills in the set.
 
The third set was a battle as neither team took a decisive edge until the Knights opened a seven-point lead at 23-16. The Wildcats were able to get three back, but the Knights eventually closed out the 25-19 with a kill by senior Carrie Sherman to earn the 25-19 win and the sweep. Dizney tallied another six kills in the final set to lead the Knights.
 
Dizney had a match-high 13 kils and a .444 hitting percentage for the Knights, while Francis finished with nine kills. Freshman Kacie Kelly tallied 20 assists, while sophomore Holly Wasmund also notched 18 assists. Freshman Katie Kaiser led the defense with 22 digs, while junior Brittany Miller added 10 digs.
 
The Knights will take on No. 10-ranked Taylor University as part of Family Weekend on Saturday night at the Physical Education Center. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and LIVE STATISTICS will be available at www.muknights.com.