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Sophomore Alyx Shields tallied a match-high 10 kills in leading MU to a season-ending sweep on Wednesday.
Sophomore Alyx Shields tallied a match-high 10 kills in leading MU to a season-ending sweep on Wednesday.
Volleyball - Wed, Nov. 4, 2015
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian University volleyball team closed out the 2015 season in style with a sweep of fourth-place Bethel College at the Physical Education Center on Wednesday night. The Knights earned the sweep with scores of 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 to finish the season at 8-18 overall and 5-13 in league play.

MU came out firing in the team's final match of the season as they hit .300 for the match, held the Pilots to just a .143 attack percentage and registered eight total blocks.

Sophomore AlyxaKay Shields led the way with a match-high 10 kills and a .364 attack percentage, while sophomore Crystal Williams added nine kills and had a .571 attack percentage. Sophomore Julie Hoying tallied seven kills and notched a match-high 34 assists, while junior Kylie Flanagan notched a match-high 10 digs in defense. Williams also added two solo blocks and three block assists for MU.

In the opening set, the teams traded blows before MU took a 12-10 lead and never relinquished it. The Knights had a a 4-0 run to open a 20-15 lead and cruised to the 25-19 win. In the second set, Williams led the way with fou kills as the Knights took over mid-way through the set and cruised to the 25-17 win as Williams had four kills on five attacks.

In the final set, after exchanging points and with the score 11-10, the Knights took control by out-scoring the Pilots 7-1 to open an 18-11 lead. The Pilots did their best to come back with three straight points late in the set, but MU was able to close out the 25-19 win and seal the season-ending victory.
Final123F
Bethel College (18-17; 9-9 CL)1917190
Marian (IN) (8-18; 5-13 CL)2525253
Indianapolis, IN
Bethel CollegeIndv. LeadersMarian (IN)
#8 Payton Anderson - 10Kills #14 AlyxaKay Shields - 10
2 Players (#7,#8) - 2Blocks #9 Crystal Williams - 5
#11 Remi Swoverland - 9Digs #10 Kylie Flanagan - 10
2 Players (#2,#16) - 1Aces 4 Players - 1
Bethel CollegeTeam StatisticsMarian (IN)
.143Hitting %: .300
3.0Blocks: 8.0
39Digs: 40
2Aces: 4