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Top-seeded Marian too much for the Foresters

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - After an impressive 3-1 win over Mount Vernon on Friday, the Forester volleyball team came up short but turned in a quality performance against #25 Marian University Saturday afternoon in a 3-0 decision (-22, -20, -25) that favored the Knights at the MU Physical Education Center.

With this loss, HU drops to 13-19 overall, 7-10 in league play. With just Bethel left on their regular season schedule, Coach Shondell’s crew is sitting sixth in the CL standings.

Today’s win for the Knights (26-4, 16-2), the league’s regular season champs, marks their second victory over Huntington this season with the first dating back to September 23 when the Foresters took them to five sets, Marian’s only five-set win of the year.

Danielle Gurwell and Breanna Metz shared team-high kill honors with eight each. Josie Beaver added six kills to go along two solo blocks.

Jenna Tacosik ran HU’s offense to finish with a match-best 27 assists. Kate Cobb took charge of the backline with a match-high 21 digs. Ariene Butler posted 15 digs while Emily Hubby and Mikayla Carpenter tallied 11 and ten respectively.

The Foresters are back on the road on Wednesday to face the Lady Pilots 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 274 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.