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Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 30, 2017
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian volleyball team earned its 12th sweep of the season, defeating St. Mary of the Woods 3-0 Saturday on John Grimes Court. Marian is 18-3 overall with the win and has won three in a row.

After a hot start from Marian that saw an ace and multiple errors from the Pomeroys, SMWC clawed its way back into the first set. The two teams traded points as the set remained close throughout. There were 14 ties and four lead changes in the set, but after SMWC tied it at 23-23, Marian scored two-straight points to close it out.

In the second set, the Pomeroys jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but Marian rebounded with a 10-3 run to force an SMWC timeout with the score 11-7 in favor of Marian. The timeout did little to help the Pomeroys as Marian outscored SWMC 5-2 out of the break and forced another timeout. St. Mary's would never recover as the Knights ran away with the set, winning 25-17 to take a 2-0 lead.

Marian wasted no time in the third set, getting out to a 6-0 lead and forcing an early timeout from SMWC. After the timeout, St. Mary's began chipping away at the Knights' lead and eventually tied the match at 20 apiece. SMWC then took the lead on the next play, their first of the set. Marian tied it back up on a Pomeroy attacking error, but St. Mary's once again took the lead on the following play. Courtney Pierce tied it at 22 with a kill and a Pomeroy attacking error allowed Marian to reclaim the lead. Taylor Nauert then made it 24-22 with a kill and SMWC called its final timeout. Marian closed the match out after the timeout and earned its 12th sweep of the season.

Kalyn Schreiber's 13 kills led the way for the Knights, while Frannie Stephenson had nine and Hannah Trout added seven. Madi Heffron had 21 assists to lead Marian and Julie Hoying added 18. Vanessa Lay and Megan Hawley each had double-digit digs with 17 and 12, respectively. Anne Strevels had three block assists.

The Knights will open Crossroads League Oct. 4 when they host Taylor at 7 p.m. Your online source for Marian Athletics, tickets, multimedia, Knight merchandise, photos and more.

ST Mary of the Woods (7-8)2317220
Marian (18-3)2525253
Indianapolis, Ind
ST Mary of the WoodsIndv. LeadersMarian
#5 Monica Mack - 11Kills #10 Kayln Schreiber - 13
2 Players (#12,#13) - 4Blocks #2 Anne Strevels - 4
#8 Mckenzi Kumpf - 15Digs #15 Vanessa Lay - 17
2 Players (#3,#8) - 2Aces #5 Julie Hoying - 1
ST Mary of the WoodsTeam StatisticsMarian
.138Hitting %: .239
6.0Blocks: 4.0
53Digs: 58
4Aces: 1