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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Knights of Marian University (18-11, 7-8) knotted up the season series 1-1 against the Forester volleyball team Wednesday night with a 3-0 sweep, 25-17, 27-25, 25-19, over their visitors at the MU Physical Education Center. The Foresters got the better end of a 3-1 decision against Marian back on September 14.

With this loss, HU drops to 13-16 overall, 7-9 in Crossroads League action.

On this given night, Coach Shondell’s crew kept things close but never seemed to get over the hump as MU collected their 12th straight set win of the year. The Knights topped HU in just about every statistical category. They posted 47 kills to Huntington’s 33 to go along with a hitting percentage of .239 to their visitors’ .081. They also out-blocked the Foresters 7-6.

Josie Beaver paced HU on both sides of the net by finishing with eight kills and 2.5 blocks. Audrey Mallers added seven kills in addition to posting a team-high 12 digs. Callie Collins tallied five kills while three other Foresters registered four.

With two regular season matches remaining, the Foresters are currently tied for fifth in the league standings with Grace.  They host the Lancers on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.