Knights News
Senior Brittany Miller hit for a double-double in MU's  third match in leading MU to a 4-0 record at the Judson Tournament.
Senior Brittany Miller hit for a double-double in MU's third match in leading MU to a 4-0 record at the Judson Tournament.
Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 3, 2011
Share |
 
ELGIN, Ill. - The Marian University volleyball team won its third and fourth straight matches as the Knights swept through to a 4-0 record at the 2011 Judson University Labor Day Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Elgin, Ill.
 
The Knights defeated Clarke University (Iowa) in a thrilling five-set match. MU dropped the first two sets by 21-25 and 16-25 scores. However, they came back to win the third and fourth sets, 25-15, 25-20, before earning a 15-5 victory in the fifth and deciding set.
 
In attack, the Knights had four players tally double figures in kills, while senior Brittany Miller notched a double-double. Miller finished with 10 kills and 11 digs. She also registered five block assists in defense.
 
Junior Ashley Francis had a match-high 14 kills and an attack percentage of .348, while senior Kelsee Evans notched 11 kills and tallied a match-high eight blocks (two solo, six assists). Sophomore Becky Gramer also tallied 10 kills in attack for the Knights.
 
Sophomore Kacie Kelly led the Knights with 26 assists, while sophomore Karli Williamson handed out 18 assists for the Knights.
 
Sophomore Katie Kaiser registered a team-high 13 digs in defense, while sophomore Jacklyn Dizney and junior Jaymee Schambers had 12 and 10 digs, respectively.
 
In the tournament's final match, the Knights registered a 25-11, 25-18, 25-18 sweep of Grinnell College (Iowa) to finish the tournament 4-0.
 
Francis led the Knights with 10 kills and a .467 attack percentage, while Miller tallied seven kills and freshman Megen Ruff added six kills. Gramer also hit for six kills, while Evans hit for five kills.
Kelly and Williamson notched 15 and 13 assists, respectively, while Schambers had a team-high 13 digs in defense. Evans also notched a team-high three service aces.
 
Evans and Francis were named to the All-Tournament team for their efforts in leading the Knights to an unbeaten record.
 
The Knights will hit the road on Friday when they head to Bethel College for their Mid-Central College Conference season-opening match. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.