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Volleyball - Wed, Nov. 2, 2016
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MISHAWAKA, Ind. – With the fourth seed in the Crossroads League Tournament locked up, the Marian Knights defeated Bethel 3-2 to close out the regular season Wednesday night in Mishawaka, Indiana. The win gives MU a 21-11 record for the season.

Four of the five sets were close as Bethel jumped out to a lead, winning the first set 25-20. Marian bounced back with a dominating 25-11 win in the second set and then pulled out a close one in the third, 25-21. After Bethel forced a fifth set with a 25-23 win in the fourth, Marian sealed the win with a 15-13 win in the fifth and final set.

Frannie Stephenson recorded 20 kills, three block assists and nine digs, while Julie Hoying dished out 23 assists and added 10 digs. Anne Strevels was in double figures in kills with 14, while Maddie Heidenreich and Vanessa Lay compiled double figure digs with 13 and 17, respectively. Madi Heffron added 18 assists.

The Knights will now host the opening round of the Crossroads League Tournament Saturday at 5 p.m. Your online source for Marian Athletics, tickets, multimedia, Knight merchandise, photos and more. 

Marian University (21-11)20252523153
Bethel College (9-22)25112125132
Bethel College
Marian UniversityIndv. LeadersBethel College
#7 Frannie Stephenson - 20Kills #14 Kassandra Williams - 15
#2 Anne Strevels - 4Blocks #14 Kassandra Williams - 3
#15 Vanessa Lay - 17Digs #1 Erin Carlos - 18
#6 Ericka Ham - 4Aces #2 Katie Easter - 2
Marian UniversityTeam StatisticsBethel College
.227Hitting %: .189
6.0Blocks: 7.0
73Digs: 72
10Aces: 6