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Freshman McKenzie Mason earned all-tournament honors at the Big Guns Classic over the weekend.
Freshman McKenzie Mason earned all-tournament honors at the Big Guns Classic over the weekend.
Volleyball - Sat, Oct. 11, 2014
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JOLIET, Ill. – The Marian University volleyball team split on the final day of the Big Guns Classic at University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill., to finish the weekend with a 2-2 record. MU dropped its first match in three sets to Graceland University (Iowa) on Saturday before they earned a sweep of Roosevelt University (Ill.) to close the weekend.

The scores of the match against the Graceland University Yellow Jackets were 22-25, 23-25, and 12-25. The loss brought MU's record to 7-17 on the season. Statistics were unavailable and will be made available on Monday.

The Knights won their final match of the Big Guns Classic against Roosevelt University, 25-16, 19-25, 25-18, 25-21. The win moves the Knights record to 8-17 in 2014.

Freshman McKenzie Mason dominated at the net with 13 kills. Sophomore Kylie Flanagan and freshman Ericka Ham led the defense with 18 and 16 digs, respectively. Sophomore Maddie Heidenreich notched 12 assists in the match.

Freshman McKenzie Mason was the lone Knight named to the Big Guns Classic All-Tournament team.

The Knights come back home for a four-match stretch. MU hosts Saint Francis (Ind.) on Wednesday night. The match begins at 7 p.m. at the Physical Education Center and the match will be video-streamed LIVE in the MUKNIGHTS LIVE portal at MUKNIGHTS.com.
 
Final - Volleyball1234F
Roosevelt (Ill.) (16-10)162518211
Marian University (8-17)251925253
Joliet, Ill.
Roosevelt (Ill.)Indv. LeadersMarian University
#4 Owusu, Vanessa - 13Kills #13 McKenzie Mason - 13
2 Players (#10,#25) - 3Blocks #12 Emily Graves - 3
#6 Jarvis, Emma - 20Digs #10 Kylie Flanagan - 18
2 Players (#3,#23) - 2Aces #10 Kylie Flanagan - 3
Roosevelt (Ill.)Team StatisticsMarian University
.139Hitting %: .213
5.0Blocks: 6.0
52Digs: 63
6Aces: 7
Final - Volleyball123F
Marian University (7-17)2223120
Graceland (Iowa) (20-6)2525253
Joliet, Ill.
Marian UniversityIndv. LeadersGraceland (Iowa)
2 Players (#9,#13) - 8Kills #18 Ashley Hausmaan - 11
#9 Crystal Williams - 4Blocks #12 Allie Krabbenhoft - 6
#14 AlyxaKay Shields - 15Digs #14 Natalia Robles - 13
2 Players (#5,#6) - 1Aces 3 Players - 1
Marian UniversityTeam StatisticsGraceland (Iowa)
.068Hitting %: .263
8.0Blocks: 7.0
37Digs: 53
2Aces: 3