Women's Volleyball

    Hawkeyes, Huskers Headed to U-Gym This Weekend

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Whitney Granado
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Whitney Granado
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 3, 2012

    Week 7: vs. Iowa, vs. Nebraska
     Friday, Oct. 5 University Gymnasium, Bloomington, Ind.
     7 p.m. ET
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     Saturday, Oct. 6
    University Gymnasium, Bloomington, Ind.
     7 p.m. ET
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    The Last Meeting
    November 12, 2011
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Comeback Hoosiers Win in Five on Senior Night
    Indiana Volleyball (9-19, 1-15) dug itself out of an 0-2 hole to storm back for a 3-2 win over Iowa (11-17, 1-15) on senior night. The Hawkeyes won the opening two sets 25-21, 25-18, but the Hoosiers came out of the locker room after the break with a purpose, winning 25-18, 25-20 and 15-9. IU had four players with double-digit kills, and got a total team effort in completing a five-set comeback. Seniors Mary Chaudoin, Caitlin Cox, Lindsay Enterline and Kristen Seaton were honored after the match.

    The Last Meeting
    November 11, 2011
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Indiana Falls to No. 2 Nebraska, 3-0
    Indiana Volleyball (8-19, 0-15) fell in three sets to second-ranked Nebraska (21-2, 14-1). The Hoosiers were competitive throughout, but the Huskers attack proved to be too potent (19-25, 19-25, 20-25). IU got 16 kills from Kelci Marschall, putting the junior at 15+ kills for the third straight match.

    The Hoosiers host Iowa (8-9, 0-4) and No. 4 Nebraska (11-2, 3-1) this weekend at University Gymnasium. IU takes on Iowa on Friday night and the Huskers on Saturday with both opening serves coming at 7 p.m. ET. Friday is Middle School Volleyball night, and all middle school volleyball teams who come in their jerseys will get in free. Saturday is Mad Hatter Night, and kids 18 and under can get in free wearing a crazy hat.

    Iowa is led by Bethany Yeager, whose 4.88 digs per set this season is tops in the Big Ten. The Hawkeye attack is led by Alex Lovell, who averages 3.13 kills per set and Nikki Dailey tops the team with 18 aces on the season for an average of 0.27 per set.

    Nebraska has four players who have garnered All-America accolades in their career in setter Lauren Cook, outside hitter Hanna Werth, right-side Morgan Broekhuis and outside hitter Gina Mancuso. In Big Ten play, Hayley Thramer is leading the conference in blocks at 1.47 per set. Mancuso leads the team with 3.43 kills per set, but Werth and Broekhuis are right behind her in their balanced attack at 3.00 and 2.95 per set respectively.

    Both matches can be heard live on IUHoosiers.com with Greg Murray on the call.

    Junior Jordan Haverly is coming off a redshirt season, which was brought about by an ACL tear in the Spring of 2011. Haverly was an honorable mention All-Big Ten performer in 2010, helping IU to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament.

    After a year on the bench, the Cherry Valley, Ill., native was anxious to hit the court with her team, and she didn't waste any time. Haverly earned Black Knight Invitational MVP honors after killing 38 balls and leading the Hoosiers to a 3-0 start to the season.

    Haverly has eight double-doubles this season and is seventh in the Big Ten this season at 3.94 kills per set. She played just one set against Quinnipiac, but still managed enough votes from coaches at the Black Knight Invitational for MVP honors.

    She earned All-Tourney honors at the Indiana Invitational, tallying 53 kills on the weekend, including 20 in the win over Cleveland State and 19 in the win over Georgia Tech. She has four double-doubles this season.

    With 242 kills on the season, Haverly sits at 1,151 career kills. She became the 15th Hoosier all-time to reach 1000 career kills against Georgia Tech.

    Averaging 4.03 kills per set on the year, Haverly has upped her play in Big Ten competition. She is averaging 4.27 kills per set in Big Ten matches, and her season hitting percentage of .196 has risen to .224 in conference action. In the fourth set against Northwestern, the junior co-captain had nine of the 23 kills she had in the match. She has reached 23 kills in a match twice this season.

    Indiana Volleyball's California Girl made her first appearance on the court in 2012 at Michigan, coming off the bench midway through set number one. Her impact was felt immediately, as the Hoosiers outscored the Wolverines over the next 75 points by a 47-28 margin, including a win in the second set.

    With the loss of four seniors in 2011, Granado stepped up to fill the leadership void during the offseason. The senior from Riverside, Calif., got sick at the very end of the summer and was unable to play during the non-conference schedule however. With 1,836 career assists, Granado ranks eighth in IU history and played a key role in IU's success during the 2010 Sweet Sixteen run in the NCAA Tournament.

    Senior Kelci Marschall was third on the IU team in kills in 2010, so naturally, it was expected that with the loss of Ashley Benson to graduation and Jordan Haverly to injury, Marschall might have some extra work in 2011.

    Marschall got the message loud and clear, as she led the Hoosiers in kills with 336 (3.10 per set). She had six double-doubles on the season.

    In 2012, Marschall has double digit kills in seven matches and is hitting .234 for the season. She earned All-Black Knight Invitational honors at West Point to start the season and had 27 kills while hitting .384 in IU's wins over Cleveland State and Georgia Tech at the Indiana Invitational.

    With 963 kills on her career, Marschall is closing in on 1,000, which would make her the 16th player in IU history to reach that statistical milestone. She and Jordan Haverly would be the first active duo to have 1000+ kills since 2007 for Indiana.

    Junior middle blocker Samantha Thrower had big shoes to fill in 2011, trying to replace Ashley Benson, who did things no one in IU history had ever done. Well, against Buffalo, Thrower did something Benson nor any Big Ten player in history had done. She had 15 kills on 15 swings, breaking a Big Ten record and tying the national record for hitting percentage as well.

    In 2012, Thrower will look to play at that dominant level on a more consistent basis. The team leader in blocks in 2011, the senior from Sycamore, Ill., leads the Hoosiers already this season with 79 blocks, including 11 solo blocks. She earned All-Tournament honors at the Indiana Invitational with 22 blocks on the weekend.

    She had nine blocks and nine kills in the Bowling Green match. The senior is hitting .316 on the season, and hit an amazing .487 at the Indiana Invitational.

    A breakout player for the Hoosiers in 2011, Morgan Leach picked up right where she left off in the first weekend of her sophomore campaign.

    Leach earned All-Black Knight Invitational honors with 30 kills and 10 blocks on the weekend. The Champaign, Ill., native got those 30 kills while hitting .551 on the weekend. She averaged 2.73 kills per set and 0.91 blocks per set.

    Leach is tied for third on the team averaging 2.15 kills per set this season and is hitting .278.

    Amelia Anderson is no longer just the up-and-coming freshman off the bench for IU. At the Hoosier Classic, she got the first three starts of her career and she took advantage. On the weekend, she hit .466 with 34 kills. She also added four digs and five blocks en route to All-Hoosier Classic honors. The Lake in the Hills, Ill., native is tied for third on the team this season with her 2.15 kills per set.

    There was no learning curve for Katie Gallagher, she was thrown right to the wolves, and she not only survived but thrived in her first weekend of collegiate play. The freshman setter earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after the first weekend of the season. She is fourth in the Big Ten on the season in assists per set at 10.96.

    Gallagher, an AAU All-American in high school, has dished out 142 assists in 11 sets at the Black Knight Invitational, leading the Hoosiers to a 3-0 record and amassing two double-doubles along the way. She also added a team-high 38 digs to go along with four blocks, a kill and a service ace.

    This season she has 570 assists, 112 digs, 23 blocks, 18 kills and seven service aces.

    Junior Jade Henderson gives you an inside look at the Indiana Volleyball program in her weekly Youtube blog, Just Jade. The weekly video blog is posted on Monday's and gives viewers a glimpse at the life of an Indiana student-athlete.

    Need more IU Volleyball in your life? Check out "Inside IU Volleyball with Sherry Dunbar," a weekly show aired every Wednesday throughout the season. The Voice of IU Volleyball Greg Murray will serve as host and catch up with Coach Dunbar and players each week to get a closer look at exactly what's going on in the world of Hoosier Volleyball.

    Hoosier fans can follow their volleyball team like never before by logging on to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube all season long. Indiana can be followed on Twitter (twitter.com/IUVolleyball) and Facebook (facebook.com/IUVolleyball). In addition, a live audio or video broadcast of all matches can be found at IUHoosiers.com. Greg Murray is in his first season as the voice of IU Volleyball.




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