Volleyball Wins Home Opener in Front of Raucous Crowd

MARION, Ind. – Luckey Arena was the place to be on Wednesday night as Indiana Wesleyan volleyball defeated Spring Arbor (Mich.) in the home opener and Crossroads League opener. A crowd of 1,500 showed up and created quite the atmosphere for the Wildcats in a 3-1 win.


Spring Arbor managed just 15 total kills through three sets before compiling 14 in the fourth set to total 29 in all. Indiana Wesleyan had 15 or more kills in each of the first three sets and finished with 57. Kelly Miller had 22 kills and Ana Collar added 12 to lead all players.


Indiana Wesleyan has won their first Crossroads League match in six straight seasons and first match in Luckey Arena for five straight seasons. Indiana Wesleyan and Spring Arbor have opened Crossroads League play against each other for six straight years.


Thanks to everyone for providing such an electric environment for our first home match. Wow, from the beginning to the end it was LOUD! One of the girls said I have never experienced something so incredible. I was proud of the girls’ performance and fight against a much-improved Spring Arbor team. I am excited to see the progress this team will make each week. It is a joy to coach all of them.


Indiana Wesleyan plays at the Columbia Classic this weekend in Columbia, Missouri. IWU plays four matches – including two top-five opponents in No. 3 Missouri Baptist and No. 5 Park (Mo.).