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Sophomore Becky Gramer notched a match-high 13 kills in MU's sweep of Goshen on Saturday.
Sophomore Becky Gramer notched a match-high 13 kills in MU's sweep of Goshen on Saturday.
Volleyball - Sat, Oct. 1, 2011
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team won its second straight match on Saturday afternoon as the Knights defeated Goshen College in straight sets, 25-23, 27-25, 25-11, at the Physical Education Center.
The Knights improved to 10-7 overall and 5-5 in MCC play, while Goshen dropped to 5-9 overall and 2-7 in the MCC.
Sophomore Becky Gramer led the way on offense for the Knights after she tallied a match-high 13 kills. Junior Ashley Francis notched 10 kills, while senior Brittany Miller nearly had a double-double after she finished with nine kills and 12 digs.
Freshman Megen Ruff had a strong evening after she tallied seven kills and had two block assists.
Defensively, Francis tallied four total blocks with two being solo, while senior Kelsee Evans added three block assists and Miller added two block assists.
Sophomore Kacie Kelly led the Knights with a match-high 42 assists, while junior Jaymee Schambers tallied a team-high 18 digs in defense.
The first set was a classic back-and-forth set as the score was tied 10 times before the Knights gained a 23-21 advantage. The Maple Leafs brought it back to one before Ruff made it 24-22 with a kill. Goshen answered before Ruff finished the first set with a kill to close out the 25-23 win. Francis tallied six kills in the set, while Gramer had five and Ruff notched four.
The second set looked as if Goshen would run away with it as the Leafs opened a 5-1 lead. However, the Knights stayed within striking distance before taking a 19-17 lead. Goshen clawed its way back before the Knights were able to take a 23-21 lead. Goshen battled back to nullify two straight match points before an attack error finished the 27-25 MU victory. Gramer and Miller each notched four kills to lead the Knights.
The third and final set was all MU from the onset. The Knights jumped out to a 10-5 lead before, eventually, opening a 23-10 lead as they cruised to the 25-11 third set win to clinch the match. Gramer tallied four kills in the set as the Knights picked up their second straight win.
The Knights will head out of conference when they head to Anderson University on Tuesday night. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.