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Volleyball - Fri, Sep. 30, 2016
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Marian University volleyball team swept Stephen's College 3-0 in a non-conference match Friday night. The win propels the Knights record to 12-9 on the season, while the conference record stays intact at 4-6. 

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Looking at the final score, all indications point to a dominating showing by the Knights. However, Marian had to earn each set playing against a scrappy Stars defense. Stephen's College was playing their second match of the evening, as they lost 3-0 to Grace College earlier in the night. The match was played in the Marian PE Center to accommodate travel times for both teams.

The Knights won the 1st set of the match 25-18, taking the lead following an early 5-5 tie. Stephen's made the home team earn the 2nd set, as they catapulted to an early 6-1 lead. Marian bounced back, and ultimately took a 2-0 lead in the match winning 25-19. Marian battled in the third set as well, not taking control of the set until the 10-10 mark. The Knights took the final set of the match 25-16, completing their eighth sweep of the season.  

The Knights were paced during tonight's match by Ericka Ham, who led both teams in kills with 11. Ham, as well as Emily Graves led the Marian with two block assists each. Frannie Stephenson and Anne Strevels contributed 10 kills to tonight's sweep, while Vanessa Lay led the match with 22 digs.

Marian will hope to use tonight's win as momentum for their upcoming 7-match road trip. The Knights first contest of the trip will take place next Monday, October 3rd at Indiana University East. First serve will be at 7 p.m.

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Final123F
Stephens (4-13)1819160
Marian (12-9)2525253
Indianapolis, Ind.
StephensIndv. LeadersMarian
#1 Yonne Nasimiyu - 5Kills #6 Ericka Ham - 11
#10 Kerri Kircher - 2Blocks 2 Players (#12,#6) - 2
#2 Taylor Edwards - 19Digs #15 Vanessa Lay - 22
3 Players - 1Aces #3 Kylee Kasper - 2
StephensTeam StatisticsMarian
-.008Hitting %: .246
2.0Blocks: 4.0
62Digs: 71
3Aces: 3