MILWAUKEE - Marian University women's volleyball (1-0, 0-0) fell in the first set against Mount Mary but rallied to win the match in four sets with set scores of 22-25, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-10.
The Sabre offense started slow with an even hitting percentage in the first set but found their stride as the match went along. Marian used a 14-4 run to take a 19-11 lead in the second set with freshman Jamie Schrauth recording four service aces during the run as Marian went on to even the match.
It was a similar 10-4 run in the third that allowed the Sabres to build a significant lead in the third. The Sabres were also able to keep the ball on their side of the court preventing any Blue Angel runs and holding the lead throughout the set.
The fourth set was all Marian as the Sabres had 12 kills to only three errors for a .429 hitting percentage. Marian would score 20 of the first 25 points as they were able to cruise to the set win and earn a victory in their season opener.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Kelley led the offense with 10 kills and a .421 hitting percentage, while the defense was led by Schrauth and sophomore Jenna Skroski who had 11 and 10 digs, respectively. Schrauth also finished the game with seven aces from the service line.
Marian next travels to Lawrence Wednesday, Sept. 9 for a 7 p.m. non-conference match.