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Volleyball - Wed, Oct. 19, 2016
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SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The Marian volleyball team returned to their winning ways Wednesday night defeating Spring Arbor 3-1 in Crossroads League play. The win halts the Knights two-match losing skid, while improving their record to 17-11 overall this season and moving to 6-8 in the Crossroads League. With losses by Bethel, Goshen, and Grace tonight, Marian moves into sole ownership of 4th place in conference standings.

Marian defeated Spring Arbor (4-19 overall, 0-13 Crossroads League) with set scores of 25-21, 15-25, 25-19, 25-18.

The Knights led the all but two points during the first set, as Marian jumped out to a 1-0 lead on the evening with a 25-21 set win. Spring Arbor rallied from their opening set loss, as they came back to even the match at 1-1 with a 25-15 set win. Marian and Spring Arbor played very tight volleyball in the third and fourth sets, with the Knights coming out victorious in both sets to take the match 3-1.   

Statistically, Marian was led in assists and digs by Julie Hoying, as she led the Knights with 22 assists and 15 digs. Madi Heffron was also dominant in the passing game, as she notched 20 assists on the evening. Frannie Stephenson and Emily Graves led the Knights in kills tonight, recording 17 and 11, respectively. Megan Hawley had 14 digs during the match.

The Knights will have the remainder of the week to rest before a busy final week of the season. Marian's next contest will take place next Wednesday, as the Knights return home to face Huntington. First serve will take place at 7 p.m.

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Final1234F
Marian (Ind.) (17-11, 6-8 CL)251525253
Spring Arbor (Mich.) (4-19, 0-13 CL)212519181
Spring Arbor, MI
Marian (Ind.)Indv. LeadersSpring Arbor (Mich.)
#7 Frannie Stephenson - 17Kills 2 Players (#7,#14) - 11
2 Players (#10,#12) - 1Blocks 4 Players - 1
#5 Julie Hoying - 15Digs #15 Gabrielle Hilliard - 16
#6 Ericka Ham - 3Aces #2 Kasey Follis - 2
Marian (Ind.)Team StatisticsSpring Arbor (Mich.)
0.242Hitting %: 0.163
3.0Blocks: 4.0
74Digs: 64
3Aces: 4