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Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 27, 2017
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian Knights took down Mount Vernon 3-0 Wednesday night in Indianapolis, sweeping the season series 2-0. It's the first time Marian has swept the season series and the first time the Knights have swept a match against Mount Vernon since 2013. Marian is 17-3 overall and 9-1 in the Crossroads League with the win.

Marian started off hot, winning the first set 25-15 as Mount Vernon made six errors. The Knights came out strong, taking an 8-2 lead to force a Mount Vernon timeout. The break did little to cool off the Knights as Marian led 18-9 and forced the Cougars to call another timeout later in the set. Once again, the break did nothing to slow down the hosts and the Knights took an early lead.

The tide turned in the second set as Mount Vernon reeled off four-straight points to take an early 8-6 lead with three points coming by way of service aces. After a Marian timeout, Mount Vernon continued to control the game and led 17-10. However, the Knights turned it around and went on a 15-5 run to claim the set, 25-22. Mount Vernon had 10 more errors in the set compared to Marian's five.

The third set was even in every major statistical category, but Marian would not be denied the sweep. The Knights led 17-12 late in the set and Mount Vernon called a timeout. The Cougars outscored Marian 9-8 the rest of the way, but it was not enough as Marian held off the Cougars' charge and won 25-21 to take the match.

Marian led in kills 45-33, while MVNU made 21 errors compared to Marian's 11. The Knights had a 28.6 hitting percentage compared to MVNU's 12 percent. Kacee Salyers led the way for Marian with a team-high 11 kills and she added nine digs. Frannie Stephenson had 10 digs, while AlyxaKay Shields had seven. Julie Hoying and Madi Heffron each had 17 assists and Vanessa Lay led the way in digs with 10 digs. Megan Hawley added nine.

The Knights will be back in action Saturday when they host St. Mary's of the Woods at 12 p.m. in the PE Center.

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Final123F
Mt. Vernon Naz. (13-9, 3-5)1522210
Marian (17-3, 9-1)2525253
Indianapolis, Ind.
Mt. Vernon Naz.Indv. LeadersMarian
#15 Kristen Osborn - 11Kills #12 Kacee Salyers - 11
5 Players - 1Blocks 2 Players (#2,#3) - 5
#8 Ashley Gingerich - 15Digs #15 Vanessa Lay - 10
#2 Mary Kate Harmody - 4Aces 2 Players (#5,#12) - 3
Mt. Vernon Naz.Team StatisticsMarian
.120Hitting %: .286
3.0Blocks: 10.0
52Digs: 52
7Aces: 10