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MVB Sweeps Sacred Heart

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State men’s volleyball team snapped a five-match losing streak with a three-set sweep of the Sacred Heart Pioneers Saturday evening at Worthen Arena. Red-shirt senior Jamion Hartley led the attack for the Cardinals with 12 kills.

With the win, Ball State improves to 9-5 on the year while Sacred Heart falls to 2-13 on the season.

Hartley was able to knock in 12 kills for a .320 clip (12-4-25) to go with his five assisted blocks. Middle attacker Kevin Owens led the way in blocks with eight assisted blocks while middle attacker Matt Leske and outside attacker Shane Witmer chipped in seven assisted blocks each.

Outside attacker Greg Herceg led the way in digs for the Cardinals with eight to go with his six kills and four assisted blocks. Junior Graham McIlvaine had 26 assists and seven digs.

The Cardinals dominated the net with 17.5 total blocks to the Pioneers’ 3.0 total blocks. Ball State had 33 assisted blocks on the night. Ball State hit .275 on the night (34-12-80) and managed to keep Sacred Heart at .042 (29-25-95).

Ball State will be back in action Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. match up with No. 10 Penn State at Worthen Arena to cap off the Don Shondell Active Ankle Challenge. You can keep track of the team on Twitter at @BallStateMVB.

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