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Francis Breaks MEC Career Digs Record in WU Victory

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Senior libero Audrey Francis broke the Mountain East Conference career digs record, as the No. 15 Wheeling University volleyball team swept past Notre Dame 25-13, 25-21, 25-20 Friday night.

Audrey Francis led the defense with 27 digs. She entered the night needing 24 digs to break the all-time mark of 2,516 digs established last season by Notre Dame’s Alex Kaeberlein and got the record-setting dig in the third set.

Junior Lexi Smith posted 11 kills on 21 attacks for the Cardinals while Junior Lexi Reinert matched Smith with 11 kills on 31 attacks.

Freshman setter Karly Niesen continued her solid play with 39 assists to navigate the offensive attack.

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