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Freshman Taylor Greenan has notched double digits in digs in 12 of 13 matches and has eight with 20 or more digs in 2013.
Freshman Taylor Greenan has notched double digits in digs in 12 of 13 matches and has eight with 20 or more digs in 2013.
Volleyball - Mon, Sep. 23, 2013
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team picked up another Crossroads League weekend split after a three-set defeat on Friday night and a three-set win on Saturday. MU fell to Indiana Wesleyan by a 25-11, 25-14, 25-14 score before the Knights turned around and picked up a 25-18, 25-21, 28-26 win at Huntington on Saturday.

MU is now 9-4 on the season and 6-3 in league play as the first half of the double round-robin season has come to an end. It is head coach Ashlee Pritchard's second straight season with a 6-3 mark at the turn of the season.

On Friday night, little went right for the Knights as IWU opened up big leads in both of the first two sets to cruise to the three-set sweep. Junior Megen Ruff led the Knights with five kills in the match as MU had a hitting percentage in the negative for the first time this season.

Saturday proved to be a different story as MU came to play. Senior Becky Gramer tallied 14 kills and nine digs, while Ruff notched 13 kills. Freshman Emily Graves added 10 kills. Freshman Maddie Heidenreich finished with 37 assists and 10 digs for the double-double, while freshman Taylor Greenan notched 23 digs in defense. Greenan now has 12 matches with double digits in digs, but, more impressively, has notched eight matches with at least 20 digs.

The Knights will step out of league play this week when they have a trio of matches with NCAA opponents. MU will hit the road on Wednesday to take on Hanover College in Hanover, Ind. at 7 p.m., before returning home on Thursday to take on DePauw University at the Physical Education Center at 7 p.m. That match will be video-streamed LIVE on the Knights Athletics Network with LIVE STATISTICS in the same portal window.
Final - Volleyball123F
Marian University (8-4; 5-3 CL)1114140
Indiana Wesleyan (12-4; 7-1 CL)2525253
Marion, Ind.
Marian UniversityIndv. LeadersIndiana Wesleyan
#3 Megen Ruff - 5Kills #1 Rae Brandes - 19
#11 Kacie Kelly - 3Blocks #5 Remy Bucknor - 5
#5 Becky Gramer - 7Digs #12 Rebecca Brandes - 19
2 Players (#2,#5) - 1Aces #10 Sam Elkin - 3
Marian UniversityTeam StatisticsIndiana Wesleyan
-.044Hitting %: .391
5.5Blocks: 8.0
29Digs: 47
2Aces: 6
Final - Volleyball123F
Marian University (9-4; 6-3 CL)2525283
Huntington (3-12; 2-6 CL)1821260
Huntington, Ind.
Marian UniversityIndv. LeadersHuntington
#5 Becky Gramer - 14Kills 2 Players (#6,#7) - 9
#12 Emily Graves - 4Blocks 3 Players - 3
#2 Taylor Greenan - 23Digs #12 Jensen Carnahan - 12
4 Players - 1Aces 2 Players (#2,#7) - 1
Marian UniversityTeam StatisticsHuntington
.180Hitting %: .103
7.0Blocks: 9.0
61Digs: 47
4Aces: 2