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Volleyball - Sat, Oct. 29, 2016
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian volleyball team closed their regular season home schedule with a 3-1 victory over Grace College Saturday evening. Tonight's win improves Marian's record this season to 20-11 overall and 9-8 in the Crossroads League. The win over the Lancers keeps the Knights in 4th place in the Crossroads League Standings with one match left to play in the regular season. 

Marian and Grace were in an 8-8 deadlock early in the first set before the Knights pulled away to take the set 25-16. In the second set, the Knights rallied to get back to even after trailing most of the frame, however, their efforts came up short as they lost the second set 25-22. Both the third and fourth sets were full of action, as both teams frequently traded the lead. Marian would be victorious in both sets, winning the third 25-20 and the fourth 25-23 to earn their 3-1 victory.

Leading the way for the Knights in today's match was freshman Anne Strevels, who was the match leader in kills with 15. Strevels posted a .414 kill percentage on the day. Frannie Stephenson recorded 12 kills in the match to go with her nine digs, while Emily Graves hit 10 kills. Graves, Stephenson, Strevels, and Hannah Trout each recorded two block assists.

Julie Hoying led Marian with 29 assists, while three Knights shared the team lead in digs. Maddie Heidenreich, Megan Hawley, and Vanessa Lay each recorded 12 digs for the home team.

Marian will play their regular season finale next Wednesday as the Knights travel to Mishawaka to take on the Bethel Pilots. First serve is set for 7:00 p.m.

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Final1234F
Grace (14-18 (8-10 CL))162520231
Marian (20-11 (9-8 CL))252225253
Indianapolis, Ind.
GraceIndv. LeadersMarian
#11 Marta Bleed - 11Kills #2 Anne Strevels - 15
#8 Kari Feddema - 7Blocks #7 Frannie Stephenson - 3
#4 Kaitlin Kerrigan - 15Digs 3 Players - 12
#13 Tori Bontrager - 2Aces #6 Ericka Ham - 2
GraceTeam StatisticsMarian
.132Hitting %: .240
8.0Blocks: 7.0
63Digs: 65
5Aces: 5