PSU, OSU Come to U-Gym for Senior Weekend
Nov. 15, 2012
The Hoosiers have won four out of the last eight matches on the year. Indiana took the opening set from both OSU and PSU in October on a road swing to Columbus and Happy Valley.
Penn State got eight blocks from Nia Grant and 14 kills from Ariel Scott in the match at Rec Hall. The Nittany Lions are hitting .298 on the season, but the IU defense held them to just .197 hitting in the first meeting. PSU leads the Big Ten this season in blocks (2.95) and kills (14.57) per set, and is holding opponents to a Big Ten best .136 swinging percentage.
Emily Danks had 18 kills to lead the Buckeyes in the Oct. 12 match in Columbus. OSU hit just .114 in the first-set loss to the Hoosiers in the match, before going on to hit .328 in the match.
THE PRIDE OF RIVERSIDE
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 2,256 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.
KELCI KILLS 1K
Marschall and Haverly are the first active Hoosiers with 1,000 career kills since 2007, when Erica Short and Lauren Ditteon both reached 1,000. Marschall is the fifth Hoosier to reach the 1,000 kill plateau in IU head coach Sherry Dunbar's six seasons at Indiana.
PERFECTION FOR THROWER
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 128 blocks, including 13 solo blocks. She earned All-Tournament honors at the Indiana Invitational with 22 blocks on the weekend. Thrower's 1.28 blocks per set ranks third in the Big Ten this season.
She had nine blocks and nine kills in the Bowling Green match. The senior is hitting .312 on the season, and hit an amazing .487 at the Indiana Invitational.
MORGAN IN THE MIDDLE
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 third on the team averaging 2.23 kills per set this season and is hitting .260.
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK
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 13 double-doubles this season and is seventh in the Big Ten 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.
With 418 kills on the season, Haverly sits at 1,327 career kills. In the Georgia Tech match, she became the 15th Hoosier all-time to reach 1000 career kills.
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 three times this season, including 24 against No. 4 Nebraska.
Hansen has tallied double-figures digs in 23 matches this year, including 12 times in Big Ten play. She started the year with 10+ digs in 11 straight matches. She has topped 20 digs three times. She had a career-high 22 digs in the win over Purdue, and then topped that in the next match, tallying 26 in the win at Wisconsin. She garnered Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for her efforts against Purdue and Wisconsin.
STRAIGHT OUTTA MUNCIE
Harnish has played six matches as the Indiana Libero this season. In Big Ten play, she has hit double-digits in digs six times and is averaging 2.53 per set. She had 19 against Northwestern and 20 against No. 4 Nebraska.
Harnish has also been a key server for IU, tallying nine aces on the year, including two in the win at Wisconsin.
GALLAGHER DROPS THE HAMMER
MEELS ON WHEELS
Anderson got back into the starting lineup against Purdue and at Wisconsin, killing nine in both matches and adding seven blocks on the weekend. She also had two timely aces, scoring the final two points of the third set at Wisconsin.
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