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Volleyball - Wed, Aug. 30, 2017
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RICHMOND, Ind. - Wednesday night the Marian volleyball team returned to the court for their sixth road game in the past week, coming out victorious over IU - East 3-0. Marian had a dominating performance, completing the sweep in under 75 minutes. The win improves the Knights record to 4-2 on the season. 

The Knights dominated the first set, taking a wire-to-wire 25-15 opening win. Marian had ten kills on nine assists in the first round, led by Frannie Stephenson's four kills. Keeping up the full-throttle approach in the second set, the Knights pounced on the Red Wolves. After trailing early in the set 6-3, the visitors rallied behind the serves of Kacee Salyers and Vanessa Lay. The two of them helped spurt an 11-1 run providing a 20-10 lead, as the Knights finished the strong, winning the second set 25-13.

Marian finished the match like they started, taking the final set 25-15. After Marian established an early lead, IU - East fought back to force Coach Pritchard to call her first timeout of the evening. Her team responded and continued their aggressive attack, closing the match with eight straight points.

Stephenson led Marian in kills and attacks, scoring kills on 13 of 24 chances. Sarah Clem and Salyers each had six kills, while Hannah Trout had four. Salyers and Lay each both led in digs at 10 each. The duo also led in service aces, with Salyers tallying three and Lay with two.

Julie Hoying and Madi Heffron were the leading passers for Marian, recording 14 and 13 assists, respectively. 

This weekend the Knights will travel to the University of Rio Grande this Friday for the Emileigh Cooper Memorial Tournament. Marian will play Northwestern Ohio and Point Park University on Friday, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Saturday the Knights will square off against Rio Grande and Midway University.

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Marian (Ind.) (4-2)2525253
IU East (Ind.) (2-7)1513150
Richmond, IN
Marian (Ind.)Indv. LeadersIU East (Ind.)
#7 Frannie Stephenson - 13Kills #7 Bailey Gates - 9
2 Players (#3,#12) - 4Blocks #10 Sophie Rogers - 3
2 Players (#12,#15) - 10Digs #17 Maria Brasel - 19
#12 Kacee Salyers - 3Aces #7 Bailey Gates - 2
Marian (Ind.)Team StatisticsIU East (Ind.)
0.208Hitting %: -0.011
8.0Blocks: 3.0
43Digs: 52
6Aces: 3