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Sophomore AlyxaKay Shields tallied a team-high seven kills in MU's three-set defeat at Butler on Tuesday.
Sophomore AlyxaKay Shields tallied a team-high seven kills in MU's three-set defeat at Butler on Tuesday.
Volleyball - Tue, Oct. 20, 2015
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team fell for the fifth straight match in a three-set sweep at the hands of Butler University at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs defeated MU by a 25-13, 25-8, 25-17 score to send MU to a 5-15 overall record.

The Marian offense could get little going and the defense struggled with the Bulldogs as they finished with an attack percentage of .372 and registered 41 kills to MU's 20. The Knights also committed 20 attack errors to Butler's nine.

Sophomore AlyxaKay Shields led the attack for MU with a team-high seven kills and also added six digs. Sophomore Frannie Stephenson tallied five kills, while sophomore Crystal Williams added four. Junior Maddie Heidenreich tallied a team-high 18 assists, while junior Vanessa Lay notched a match-high 13 digs in defense for the Knights.

MU (5-15; 3-10 CL) will get back into Crossroads League play on Wednesday when the Knights host Spring Arbor (5-19; 1-13 CL) on John Grimes Court at the Physical Education Center. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. and the match will be video-streamed LIVE at MUKNIGHTS.com with LIVE STATS available in the same portal window.
 
Final123F
Marian (IN) (5-15)138170
Butler (7-15)2525253
Indianapolis, Ind.
Marian (IN)Indv. LeadersButler
#14 AlyxaKay Shields - 7Kills #9 LOGAN, Anna - 11
2 Players (#9,#12) - 2Blocks 2 Players (#13,#16) - 4
#15 Vanessa Lay - 13Digs #9 LOGAN, Anna - 11
#14 AlyxaKay Shields - 1Aces #12 MEERT, Natalie - 3
Marian (IN)Team StatisticsButler
.000Hitting %: .372
4.0Blocks: 8.0
32Digs: 43
1Aces: 8