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Freshman Becky Gramer led the Knights with 13 kills in a four-set defeat on Tuesday night.
Freshman Becky Gramer led the Knights with 13 kills in a four-set defeat on Tuesday night.
Volleyball - Tue, Nov. 9, 2010
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday night as the fourth-seeded Knights fell to fifth-seeded Spring Arbor University, 25-17, 20-25, 20-25, 20-25, in the opening round of the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament at the Physical Education Center.
Freshman Becky Gramer paced the Knights with a team-high 13 kills, while senior Danielle Perry tallied nine kills. Junior Kelsee Evans and senior Sadie Dizney each notched seven kills for the Knights.
The Knights earned a 25-17 win in the first set as Gramer tallied six kills and Perry added three. However, the second set saw the Cougars jump out to a 6-2 lead and, while the Knights were able to take the lead at 10-9, use a late 5-0 run to seal a 25-20 win to even the match. Evans led the way in the second set with four kills.
The third set was back-and-forth before a 5-0 SAU run opened a six-point lead at 19-13. The Cougars were out-scored 7-6, but had built an advantage that could not be surpassed en route to the 25-20 win. Gramer and senior Carrie Sherman each tallied three kills in the set, but the Knights only notched 11 for the set.
The Cougars opened a quick 8-3 lead in the fourth set before MU stormed back with a 12-2 run to open a five-point lead at 15-10. However, they stalled on 16 points as SAU answered with a 6-1 win run to open a 19-13 lead. MU cut it to one at 19-18, but a 4-0 SAU run opened a 23-19 lead. The Knights were able to tally another point, but SAU had the momentum and finished off the 25-20 win and the 3-1 match victory. The Knights tallied just 10 kills in the final set with four players notching two kills each.
MU finished the 2010 campaign with a 15-17 overall record and a 9-7 mark in the MCC. The Knights opened the season 0-7, but were able to win 15 of their last 24 matches, including an eight-match winning streak, to finish the regular season with a 15-16 mark before falling in the MCC quarterfinals.