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Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 13, 2017
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Spring Arbor, Mich. - Wednesday night the Marian volleyball team defeated Spring Arbor 3-0 for their fourth Crossroads League win of the year. The win also marked the Knights 10th straight win, dating back to the final game at the St. Xavier/Trinity Chrisitan Crossover tournament. Marian now boasts a record of 12-2 overall this year and 4-0 in Crossroads play.

Marian dominated the first set of the evening, taking home a 25-8 winner. After the comfortable first set win, the match looked to be a breeze in favor of the Knights. Spring Arbor had different plans, controlling most of the second set. Both team's went back and forth throughout the early stages of the frame, until the Cougars took a 20-11 lead. Marian fought through the adversity, scaling back to even the score at 22-22. Ultimately showing their muscle, the visitors won the second set 28-26 on a Sarah Clem kill.

Fueled off of their big rally, the Knights had a wire-to-wire third set win. Staring the set with a Julie Hoying ace, the Knights controlled the set taking it 25-19.

The Knights were fueled by AlyxaKay Shields 10 kills, as she was the only player to reach double figures in kills. Kacee Salyers had eight kills in the match, while the trio of Anne Strevels, Frannie Stephenson, and Clem had five.

Madi Heffron led the passing effort for Marian, leading the team with 17 assists. Heffron had the only double-double for Marian in the three set contest, also leading the team in digs with 13. Hoying had 10 assists and nine digs. 

Libero Vanessa Lay had 12 digs, while Megan Hawley had nine. Clem had the lone solo block for Marian, with Strevels leading block assists with two.

Marian will be at home both Friday and Saturday this weekend. Marian will begin their two-game homestand against Goshen College on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Saturday the Knights will play Bethel College at 3:00 p.m.

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Final123F
Marian (Ind.) (12-2, 4-0 CL)2528253
Spring Arbor (Mich.) (7-10, 1-3 CL)826190
Spring Arbor, MI
Marian (Ind.)Indv. LeadersSpring Arbor (Mich.)
#14 AlyxaKay Shields - 10Kills 2 Players (#3,#6) - 6
2 Players (#2,#3) - 2Blocks #7 Courtney Kyser - 4
#4 Madi Heffron - 13Digs #1 Stephaney Fifield - 15
4 Players - 1Aces None
Marian (Ind.)Team StatisticsSpring Arbor (Mich.)
0.120Hitting %: 0.007
4.0Blocks: 7.0
71Digs: 61
4Aces: 0