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Senior Brittany Miller notched a double-double with 12 kills and 14 digs to lead the Knights on Wednesday night.
Senior Brittany Miller notched a double-double with 12 kills and 14 digs to lead the Knights on Wednesday night.
Volleyball - Thu, Oct. 20, 2011
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Marian University volleyball team won its second straight match in a five-set thriller, 25-23, 25-17, 21-25, 21-25, 15-8, over the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) on Wednesday night.

The Knights improved to 15-8 overall and 9-6 in the MCC and currently sit in third place in the standings with a two-match lead over Bethel College.

Senior Kelsee Evans, the reigning MCC Player and Hitter of the Week, continued her torrid attack as she hit .472 for the match with a team-high 18 kills to give her 37 kills in the last two matches. Evans also did it on the defensive end with five digs, two solo blocks and a block assist.

Senior Brittany Miller tallied a double-double for the Knights after she notched 12 kills and had 14 digs in defense. Sophomore Kacie Kelly also tallied a double-double after she had 37 assists and 10 digs. She also added two block assists in defense.

Junior Jaymee Schambers led the Knights in defense with a match-high 28 digs, while sophomore Katie Kaiser also added 11 digs.

Junior Ashley Francis and sophomore Becky Gramer each added seven kills for the Knights.

After winning the first two sets, the Knights dropped the next two sets to set up a decisive fifth set. They took control early in the set as they opened an 8-1 lead to seize control. They took advantage of seven USF errors in the fifth set and got four kills from Evans to seal the victory.

MU will return home for a two-match home stand to close out the MCC regular season. The Knights will host Huntington University on Friday night at 7 p.m. before Indiana Wesleyan University comes to the Physical Education Center on Saturday afternoon for a 3 p.m. first serve. 

Prior to Saturday's match, seniors Kelsee Evans and Brittany Miller will be honored as part of Senior Day.