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MU volleyball hosting early match vs. WKU

October 6, 2018

HUNTINGTON — With the Ma rshall University football team playing a Friday night home game, the daytime spotlight is on the Thundering Herd volleyball team.

Western Kentucky visits Marshall for an 11 a.m. Friday volleyball match in Cam Henderson Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 3 to 12.

T he T hunderi ng Herd enters the match with an overall record of 8-10 and 1-3 in C-USA after winning Sunday at Louisiana Tech, 3-0. Ciera Debell has 256 kills and is second in the conference with an average of 4.20 per set, Gabrielle Coulter’s 9.83 assists per set is fourth in the conference. Amber Weber averages 5.30 digs per set, second in C-USA.

Western Kentucky (12-6, 3-1) lost at home Sunday to Rice, 3-1. The Hilltoppers have five players with more than 100 kills, led by Rachel Anderson with 232 (3.36 per set).

Soccer

HUNTINGTON — Marshall men’s and women’s soccer teams were recognized by the United Soccer Coaches for team academic excellence.

Team Academic Awards are for having a composite GPA of 3.0 or better for the 2017-18 academic year.

“Our players strive for excellence in all they do, and this award for both teams is an opportunity for our soccer players to be recognized for the high standard they have set for themselves in the classroom,” Marshall women’s soccer head coach Kevin Long said in a release.

The men’s program posted a 3.05 GPA and women’s team had a 3.38 GPA.

“We tell our team that in everything they do, they should have a growth mindset and strive to be the best. If there’s an award to win, win it.” Marshall men’s soccer head coach Chris Grassie said.

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