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Volleyball - Wed, Oct. 12, 2016
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GOSHEN, Ind. – The Marian volleyball team continued their winning ways Wednesday night as they defeated the Goshen Maple Leafs 3-1 in Crossroads League play. The win improves Marian's record to 16-9 on the season, while moving to 5-6 in the Crossroads League. This marks the second five-match win streak of the year.

The Knights returned to Crossroads League play tonight, as this was the fourth consecutive road match played by Marian. Marian won tonight's match with set scores of 25-16, 25-19, 19-25, 25-16. Goshen College falls to 10-11 on the season following tonight's loss.

Marian led the entire way during the first set of tonight's match, as they jumped out to a commanding 1-0 start on the evening. During the second set, the Knights would only trail for the first point of the set as they moved to a 2-0 match lead. Goshen College would not go away easy, as they battled back to take the third set. Marian led early in the third, but a Maple Leaf rally propelled them to take set three. Marian would respond calmly to the adversity, as the Knights led the entire fourth set taking tonight's match 3-1.

The Knights led the match in kills, digs, aces, and assists. Frannie Stephenson led Marian with 12 kills. Emily Graves and Anne Strevels each recorded 10 kills, while Graves recorded a match-high four block assists. Julie Hoying led Marian with 25 assists while chipping in six digs, with Vanessa Lay posting 19 digs. Maddie Heidenreich had two aces in the match, while also recording 11 digs.

The Knights return to action this Friday night as they travel to Taylor University. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Marian (Ind.) (16-9; 5-6)252519253
Goshen (Ind.) (10-11; 5-8)161925161
Goshen, IN
Marian (Ind.)Indv. LeadersGoshen (Ind.)
#7 Frannie Stephenson - 12Kills #2 Kylie Giger - 10
#12 Emily Graves - 2Blocks #17 Sydney Cruz - 2
#15 Vanessa Lay - 19Digs #10 Christy Swartzendruber - 18
2 Players (#1,#8) - 2Aces 2 Players (#3,#6) - 1
Marian (Ind.)Team StatisticsGoshen (Ind.)
0.219Hitting %: 0.173
7.0Blocks: 6.0
69Digs: 66
6Aces: 2