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Junior Brittany Miller had a team-high 11 digs in defense to go along with her six kills on Saturday night.
Junior Brittany Miller had a team-high 11 digs in defense to go along with her six kills on Saturday night.
Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 25, 2010
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team had its four-match winning streak snapped at the hands of No. 10-ranked Taylor University, 25-21, 25-17, 25-21, at the Physical Education Center on Saturday night. The Knights are now 5-9 on the season and 4-3 in Mid-Central College Conference play. 

The Knights opened quickly against the Trojans, who had won 15 straight matches coming in, by opening a six-point lead at 12-6. However, with the score 13-8, Taylor went on a 5-0 run to tie the score. The teams traded blows until it was 17-17 when Taylor notched four straight points to open a 21-17 lead. The Knights battled to within four, but that was as close as they would get as Taylor closed out the 25-21 win in set one. Senior Sadie Dizney and junior Brittany Miller tallied four kills each in the first set.
 
It was Taylor's turn to open a lead in the second set as the Trojans jumped out to a 12-7 lead. The Knights scored four straight to cut it to one, 12-11, but, with the score 19-15, Taylor scored four straight to open a 23-15 lead and the Trojans cruised to the 25-17 victory in set two. Dizney had a team-high three kills in the second set.
 
The Knights were not going to go down without a fight in the third set. The teams traded points until, with the score 10-7, Taylor scored three straight to open a six-point lead at 13-7. Marian closed to within three at 15-12, but that was as close as the Knights would get as taylor was able to hold them off for the 25-21 win and the sweep. Freshman Becky Gramer notched a team-high four kills in the final set for the Knights.
 
Dizney led the Knights with nine kills, while Miller added six and senior Danielle Perry had five. Sophomore Holly Wasmund had a team-high 20 assists, while Miller had a team-high 11 digs in defense. Freshman Katie Kaiser finished with 10 digs for the Knights.
 
MU will close out its six-match homestand when Spalding University comes to the Physical Education Center on Monday night. The match is slated for a 7 p.m. first serve and LIVE STATISTICS will be available at www.muknights.com.