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The Indiana University East volleyball team plays its first home match of the 2011 season on Aug. 24 against Marian University.
The match begins at 7 p.m. at Seton Catholic High School.
The 26th-ranked Red Wolves are 4-0.
It's the season opener for the Knights.
IU East is 3-1 in home openers since joining the NAIA for the 2007 season.
LAST TIME OUT
IU East opened the season by winning its third consecutive Grace College Ramada Plaza Tournament title.
The Red Wolves took out No. 45 Grace and No. 12 Doane College en route to the championship.
Marian is coming off of a 15-17 season. The Knights won 14 of their last 23 matches after a 1-8 start.
IU East topped Marian in five games in Indianapolis in 2010.
The Red Wolves rallied from a two-set deficit to win a match for the first time in the program's history.
Marian leads the all-time series against IU East 5-1.
SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION
Marian finished third in the Mid-Central Collegiate Conference in 2010.
Junior middle blocker Ashley Francis is Marian's top returning hitter and blocker.
Francis averaged 2.26 kills per game and .85 blocks per game in 2010.
Sophomore setter Kacie Kelly is the Knights' top returning setter.
Kelly averaged 4.47 assists per game in 2010.
Senior outside hitter Brittany Miller is Marian's top returning defender.
Miller averaged 3.84 digs per game in 2010.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Senior right side hitter Paige Lay was MVP of the Grace College Ramada Plaza Tournament.
Lay averaged 3.64 kills per game on a .455 hitting percentage.
NUMBER OF NOTE
IU East is 21-0 in August matches since the start of the 2009 season.
FOLLOW THE MATCH
Seton Catholic High School is located at 233 South Fifth Street in Richmond.
General admission is $5. All students are admitted free. IU East faculty and staff are admitted free with their Wolf Card.
Live stats for the IU East-Marian match will be available at www.iueredwolves.com.
The match will be rebroadcast on Whitewater Community Television, WCTV, Comcast Channel 20, on Aug. 25 at 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 12:30 a.m., 4:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The match rebroadcast also can be accessed at www.iueredwolves.com and wctv.info.