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Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 3, 2016
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Marian volleyball team split a pair of matches Saturday at the Keiser Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Knights lost to Keiser 3-1, but bounced back with a sweep of Florida College to finish the day.

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The Knights earned a first set victory, 26-24, but Keiser bounced back to win the next two 25-16 and 25-20. With its back against the wall, Marian jumped out to an early lead in the fourth set, but Keiser fought back to take an 11-10 lead. The two teams traded points and the Knights took a 19-18 lead, but Keiser put up three-straight points to take a 21-19 lead. Marian was unable to make a comeback and fell 25-22.

Frannie Stephenson led MU with 16 kills, while AlyxaKay Shields finished with 12 and Kristen Buss finished with 11. Julie Hoying led Marian with 28 assists and Madi Heffron chipped in with 19. Three players recorded double-digit digs, led by Vanessa Lay with 25.

In game two, the Knights swept Florida College in three sets, winning 25-20, 25-18, 25-13 to close out the Keiser Classic. Marian was led by Hoying who recorded four kills, 14 assists and four digs. Stephenson and Shields each finished with 12 kills, while Heffron led the team with 20 assists. Lay contributed 13 digs and Heffron added eight.

The Knights host Spring Arbor in Crossroads League action Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Final - Volleyball1234F
Marian (5-3)262016221
Keiser (8-0)242525253
West Palm Beach, Fla
MarianIndv. LeadersKeiser
#7 Frannie Stephenson - 16Kills #1 Nikki McKown - 13
#7 Frannie Stephenson - 3Blocks #15 Samantha Thompson - 5
#15 Vanessa Lay - 25Digs #2 Chantelle Zamora - 17
2 Players (#5,#7) - 2Aces 3 Players - 2
MarianTeam StatisticsKeiser
.152Hitting %: .239
4.0Blocks: 10.0
75Digs: 61
5Aces: 7
Final - Volleyball123F
Florida (3-5)2018230
Marian (6-3)2525253
West Palm Beach, Fla
FloridaIndv. LeadersMarian
#16 Rachel Tharp - 12Kills 2 Players (#7,#14) - 12
#17 Madison Bitton - 2Blocks #2 Anne Strevels - 6
3 Players - 8Digs #15 Vanessa Lay - 13
#8 Darian Hornsby - 2Aces 3 Players - 2
FloridaTeam StatisticsMarian
.150Hitting %: .224
2.0Blocks: 9.0
40Digs: 44
2Aces: 7