Marian University women’s volleyball (5-14, 2-5 NACC) ended a six-match homestand defeating Alverno in straight sets with scores of 25-20, 25-17, and 25-20.
The opener was tight for most of the set with Marian taking a 13-9 lead before the Inferno scored five-straight points to go ahead 15-13. Marian eventually tied the set at 18-18 before closing out the set with a 7-2 run to take the first set. The Sabres were able to start the second set fast taking a 6-2 lead that eventually was built out to 20-10. The Inferno would manage to cut their deficit down to six but Marian was able to cruise to a 2-0 lead. Similarly to the first set, the third set was tight to begin with Marian pulling away late. Alverno opened with a slight 15-14 advantage before Marian went on a 9-2 run to go ahead 21-16. This allowed the Sabres to cruise to the sweep, their first straight-sets victory this season.
The Sabre defense was dominant all match long holding the Inferno to a -.049 hitting percentage. Sophomore Hannah Walther led the Sabres at the net recording a solo block to go with eight assisted blocks. Senior Jenna Skroski had a match-high 15 digs, while junior Sara Komosa had 14 digs as part of a double-double with 10 kills.
Marian hits the road for the first time in nearly a month traveling to Dominican Friday, Oct. 11 for a 7 p.m. first serve.