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Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 16, 2017
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian volleyball team won a hard fought match over Bethel College Saturday afternoon 3-0. Marian won with scores of 25-20, 25-20, 25-19, marking the Knights 10th sweep of the season. The Knights record now stands tall at 14-2 overall and 6-0 in the Crossroads League.

Despite entering the match with a losing record, Bethel tested Marian for every point of the afternoon, winning the first point of each set. The Knights got out to an early lead in the first set at 10-4, before the Pilots chipped away at the lead. Despite the threat, Marian pulled away from the seesaw affair, winning 25-20. 

Just like the first set, the second and third sets saw a Marian lead, only to eventually dwindle after a Bethel comeback to make things to close for comfort. Marian continued to fight, staying just far enough ahead to keep in control of the game. Marian took the second set 25-20, and the third 25-19. 

Julie Hoying was the top passer of the game, leading the match with 16 assists. Madi Heffron was also very effecient in the passing game, dropping 14 dimes herself. Hoying also posted a double-double for the second straight match, recording 10 digs defensively. Vanessa Lay led the match with 22 digs. 

Offensively Frannie Stephenson led the home team with 10 kills. Kacee Salyers had eight kills, and Anne Strevels was next highest on the team with seven. Sarah Clem led Marian with four block assists, with Strevels deflecting three. Megan Hawley had two service aces, leading the team.

The Knights will hit the road for their next three matches, starting next Wednesday. Marian will travel to St. Francis (Ind.) for a 7:00 p.m. match.

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Final123F
Bethel (8-11; 1-5 CL)2020190
Marian (14-2; 5-0 CL)2525253
Indianapolis, Ind.
BethelIndv. LeadersMarian
#8 Payton Anderson - 11Kills #7 Frannie Stephenson - 10
2 Players (#14,#17) - 3Blocks #3 Sarah Clem - 4
#1 Erin Carlos - 16Digs #15 Vanessa Lay - 22
4 Players - 1Aces #8 Megan Hawley - 2
BethelTeam StatisticsMarian
.112Hitting %: .150
5.0Blocks: 7.0
58Digs: 60
4Aces: 4