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Senior Brittany Miller is within 15 digs of the MU career record for digs. She had 12 in defeat on Wednesday night.
Senior Brittany Miller is within 15 digs of the MU career record for digs. She had 12 in defeat on Wednesday night.
Volleyball - Thu, Sep. 22, 2011
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team became the 12th victim in Grace College's 12-match winning streak as the Knights fell to the Lancers, 22-25, 25-27, 19-25, at the Physical Education Center on Wednesday night.
 
Sophomore Becky Gramer led the Knights with a team-high 11 kills, while senior Kelsee Evans added eight kills. Sophomore Kacie Kelly notched a team-high 22 assists, while senior Brittany Miller inched closer to the school career record for digs with 12 on the night.
 
Junior Ashley Francis tallied six kills and had four block assists, while Miller added six kills in attack.
 
After coming back from a 5-1 deficit in the first six points of the first set, the Knights and Lancers were not separated by more than two points through the end of the set as Grace was able to hang on for a 25-22 win.
 
The second set saw Grace jump out to a 12-5 lead. The Knights went on an 8-3 run to cut it back to 15-13 only to see the Lancers notch three straight to push the lead back to five at 18-13. They pushed it to six, 22-16, before a 5-0 MU run cut it to one at 22-21. The teams went back-and-forth and the Knights had a set point leading 24-23, but with the score tied at 25, the Lancers scored the final two points to earn the 27-25 win.
 
The final set was back-and-forth from the beginning before a 4-0 Grace run opened 17-11 lead. The teams played even over the final points, but it was enough to give Grace its 12th straight win, 25-19.
 
The Knights are now 7-5 overall and 3-3 in the MCC, while Grace improved to 14-4 and 6-0 in the MCC.
 
MU heads to Huntington University on Friday night for an MCC matchup at the Merrilat Complex. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.