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Volleyball - Fri, Oct. 7, 2016
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ANDERSON, Ind. – The Marian volleyball team continued their winning ways on Friday night, as the Knights swept the Ravens of Anderson University 3-0. The win improves the Knights record on the season to 15-9. The current four-game winning streak marks the second longest of the season, trailing an early season five-game stretch.  

Marian won with set scores of 25-20, 25-18, 25-13. The loss dropped Anderson's record to 7-13 on the season.

In the first set, Marian would have to dig themselves out of a hole prior to taking the lead. Trailing 12-17, Emily Graves recorded one of her seven kills in the match to spark a rally. Marian then went on to score six straight points, ultimately wrapping up the first set. The second and third sets had much different results than the first, as Marian would dominate the rest of the match. The Knights only trailed during two rallies during the final two sets.

Marian led in every major category in tonight's box score. Notable standouts in tonight's sweep included AlyxaKay Shields and Kalyn Schreiber, who led both teams in kills, with 14 and 11, respectively. Graves and Schreiber also led the match in in blocks with four and three blocks each. Vanessa Lay recorded 22 digs, leading both teams in the defensive category.

Madi Heffron and Julie Hoying were match leaders in assists, with Heffron recording 19 and Hoying posting 17.

Marian will resume Crossroads League play next week, as the Knights will travel to Goshen College for a Wednesday night matchup with the Maple Leafs. First serve is set for 7:00 p.m. as Marian looks to improve in the Crossroads League.

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Final123F
Marian (15-9)2525253
Anderson (7-13)2018130
Anderson, Ind.
MarianIndv. LeadersAnderson
#14 AlyxaKay Shields - 14Kills #17 Courtney Copp - 7
#12 Emily Graves - 4Blocks #10 Bayley Smith - 3
#15 Vanessa Lay - 24Digs #13 Megan Wade - 13
5 Players - 1Aces None
MarianTeam StatisticsAnderson
.254Hitting %: .077
7.0Blocks: 4.0
59Digs: 44
5Aces: 0