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Senior Becky Gramer tallied a combined 27 kills in two matches over the weekend.
Senior Becky Gramer tallied a combined 27 kills in two matches over the weekend.
Volleyball - Sun, Sep. 8, 2013
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team split its Crossroads League weekend after the Knights earned a three-set win at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University on Friday night and fell at Taylor University in four sets on Saturday. MU fell to 5-2 on the season and 2-1 in league play.

The Knights opened the weekend with a 25-13, 25-21, 25-17 win over the Cougars in Mount Vernon, Ohio on Friday night. Senior Becky Gramer led the way for the Knights with a double-double. Gramer tallied 11 kills and had a hitting percentage of .440 to go with 13 digs. Freshmen Emily Graves and Lauren Gregory each tallied seven kills, while senior Kacie Kelly added 30 assists and nine digs. Freshman Taylor Greenan led the defense with a match-high 26 digs, while senior Morgan Merrill added three solo blocks and a block assist.

The road trip continued as head coach Ashlee Pritchard returned to her alma mater on Saturday afternoon. The Knights could not overcome the Trojans in a 15-25, 21-25, 25-21, 22-25 defeat. Again, Gramer led the way with a match-high 16 kills and added nine digs in defense. Gregory and Merrill each added six kills, while Kelly had a match-high 34 assists. Greenan tallied another match-high with 25 digs in defense. Greenan now has had three matches with more than 25 digs in her rookie season.

The Knights will return home on Wednesday when they host Grace College (9-2; 1-2 CL) at the Physical Education Center. The Lancers have lost two of their last three matches. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and the match will be video-streamed LIVE on the Knights Athletics Network beginning at 6:55 p.m. with LIVE STATS available in the same portal window.
Final - Volleyball1234F
Marian University (5-2, 2-1 CL)152125221
Taylor (5-6, 2-1 CL)252521253
Upland, IN
Marian UniversityIndv. LeadersTaylor
#5 Becky Gramer - 16Kills 3 Players - 12
2 Players (#3,#12) - 3Blocks #5 Casey Allen - 6
#2 Taylor Greenan - 25Digs #7 Kelsey Carr - 21
2 Players (#9,#12) - 2Aces #3 Ashlyn DeHoogh - 3
Marian UniversityTeam StatisticsTaylor
.123Hitting %: .215
7.0Blocks: 9.0
65Digs: 71
6Aces: 7
Final - Volleyball123F
Marian University (5-1, 2-0 CL)2525253
Mt. Vernon Nazarene (4-6, 0-2 CL)1321170
Mount Vernon, OH
Marian UniversityIndv. LeadersMt. Vernon Nazarene
#5 Becky Gramer - 11Kills #5 Annelise Rohrer - 8
#14 Morgan Merrill - 4Blocks #17 Elsy Flores - 3
#2 Taylor Greenan - 26Digs #7 Marlowe Beatty - 14
3 Players - 1Aces None
Marian UniversityTeam StatisticsMt. Vernon Nazarene
.274Hitting %: .129
5.5Blocks: 4.0
76Digs: 39
3Aces: 0