|Marian (Ind.) (10-2, 2-0 CL)||25||22||25||25||3|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene (9-4, 1-1 CL)||18||25||17||17||1|
|Mount Vernon, OH|
|Marian (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||Mount Vernon Nazarene|
|#12 Kacee Salyers - 13||Kills||2 Players (#3,#16) - 10|
|#2 Anne Strevels - 4||Blocks||2 Players (#3,#16) - 2|
|#15 Vanessa Lay - 11||Digs||#8 Ashley Gingerich - 13|
|#8 Megan Hawley - 2||Aces||2 Players (#1,#2) - 2|
|Marian (Ind.)||Team Statistics||Mount Vernon Nazarene|
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Mount Vernon Nazarene University volleyball played host to receiving votes Marian on Friday night inside of Ariel Arena, and it was the Knights that came away with a 3-1 victory.
Efficient hitting and explosive stretches of play helped lift Marian (10-2, 2-0 CL) to the 25-18, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17 win over the Cougars.
Marian amassed 62 kills to just 47 for MVNU, and that total came in ten less attacks for the Knights.
Offensive attack errors also haunted the hosts, as MVNU had no less than six in each of their three sets lost.
Three Knights earned double-digit kill totals in Kacee Salyers (13), Hannah Trout (10), and AlyxaKay Shields (10), with Madi Heffron and Julie Hoying each contributing 22 assists.
The Cougars were led by ten kills from Alyson Near and Kelsey Bryte. Bryte additionally added 18 assists, second to the 20 produced by recent Crossroads League Setter of the Week Katelyn Dufur. Senior libero Ashley Gingerich also added 13 digs in her efforts from the back row against what proved to be a talented hitting team in Marian.
Following the loss, the Cougars (9-4, 1-1 CL) have another opportunity today to respond with a Crossroads League victory at home against No. 20 Indiana Wesleyan, who fell on its home court 3-0 to rival Taylor University on Friday night. The match with the Wildcats is slated to begin at 3 p.m. inside of Ariel Arena.