MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan University volleyball completed the first round of the Crossroads League schedule on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Grace (Ind.). The Wildcats have played every team in the league one time and are tied for first place with No. 25 Marian (Ind.).
- Score: Indiana Wesleyan – 3 | Grace – 0
- Set 1: IWU 25-13
- Set 2: IWU 25-24
- Set 3: IWU 25-19
- Records: Indiana Wesleyan 14-3, 8-1 Crossroads League | Grace 10-7, 5-4 Crossroads League
- NAIA Top- 25 Rank: Indiana Wesleyan – Receiving votes | Grace – Not ranked
- Location: Luckey Arena | Indiana Wesleyan University | Marion, Indiana
- Katie Cole: 20 assists
- Tay Thomas: 8 kills, .350 attack percentage, 2 block assists
- Kelly Miller: 8 kills, .400 attack percentage
- Emily Workman: 22 assists
- Morgan Miller: 12 kills, .500 attack percentage, 2 block assists
- Banner Rodgers: 20 digs
- Indiana Wesleyan hit .366 during the match which is the second highest this season for the Wildcats.
- IWU finished with eight attack errors in the match but had just one error in each the first and third sets.
- In a pregame ceremony, IWU head coach Candace Moats was presented a game ball signed by the team for her 800th career win last Saturday. Moats has led the Wildcats for 16 seasons and the Lancers for the seven years prior to IWU.
COACH MOATS SAYS…
- “Today was an amazing team effort. We took care of the little things on the court to help us seal the victory. The grit and determination that was shown today after an emotional game last night is why we continue stay ’16 Strong.’
UP NEXT FOR VOLLEYBALL
- Indiana Wesleyan and Taylor (Ind.) square off on Wednesday in Upland, Indiana. The match begins at 7 p.m. in Odle Arena. Taylor is the only team to beat IWU during the first round of league play.