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Volleyball Defeats IU-Northwest 3-0

Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College volleyball team recorded its 14th victory of the season in sweeping IU-Northwest 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-12) on Saturday inside the Spurlock Center. The Grizzlies fell in straight sets to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) foe the College of Mount St. Joseph earlier in the afternoon.

Franklin (14-13, 2-5 HCAC) had a balanced offensive attack against IU-Northwest with three players recording six or more kills. Freshman Dena Dunn (Nashville, Ind./Brown County) had a career-high seven kills. Junior Jordan Finke (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) and sophomore Emily Young (Avon, Ind./Avon) each added six kills.

Sophomore Kasey King (Holton, Ind./South Ripley) had a season-best 22 assists to help distribute the offensive attack.

Defensively, sophomore Mackenzie Wieneke (Seymour, Ind./Seymour) led the team with 10 digs. King chipped in nine digs and sophomore Paige Clark (Jefferson, Ohio/Jefferson Area) recorded eight digs.

Against Mount St. Joseph, the Grizzlies fell in three tight sets (26-24, 25-17, 25-19). The hosts had two sets points during the opening frame. Young led the offensive attack with eight kills. Sophomore Theresa Brown (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) added five kills.

Wieneke led the defensive effort with a team-high 23 digs. Brown recorded nine digs.

King had 16 assists and seven digs in the match.

Franklin returns to action on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. when it hosts Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the program's annual Dig Pink game from the Spurlock Center. Proceeds from the game will go towards breast cancer research. Live video of the match will be available at www.franklingrizzlies.com.