Marshall puts two on C-USA all-tournament team
HUNTINGTON—J.P. Rylan and Jan-Erik Leinhos from the Marshall University men’s soccer team were named to the Conference USA All-Tournament team.
Rylah scored two goals and had one assist in the two matches for Marshall. Leinhos was lauded for his defensive play and in helping to shut down opposing attackers.
“Jan-Erik was solid in both matches,” Marshall head coach Chris Grassie said in a Herd-Zone.com release. “Against FIU he shut down (Joris) Ahlinvi, one of the season’s Herman watch list players, who really didn’t get a kick. Against UK (Kentucky), he was solid and kept us in the match with his ability on the ball and his defending.
“J.P. scores two goals and had an assist in these two matches. He has a ton of potential, and we want to see these moments from him consistently going forward.”
Marshall won its first-round match against FIU (2-1) and lost in the semifinals to Kentucky (2-1).
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Top-seeded Kentucky, an affiliate league member for men’s soccer, took down No. 3 Charlotte, 1-0, for the Conference USA championship Sunday at Transamerica Field.
The match was tied 0-0 at halftime. Tournament Offensive MVP J.J. Williams scored the winning goal in the 46th minute.
Kentucky will learn its NCAA Tournament opponent during the selection show at 1 p.m. Monday on NCAA.com.
HUNTINGTON — Catherine Bendziewicz won the 100 freestyle (52.26 seconds) and the 200 freestyle (1:53.29) for Marshall in the Saturday conclusion of a two-day women’s swimming and diving meet with Liberty University in Fitch Natatorium at Cam Henderson Center.
Liberty won the meet by a combined score of 251-200.
Marshall diver Maddie Young won the 1-meter event with a score of 279.83 and Darby Coles won a separate 100 freestyle race (54.03).
Raeleigh Mooji was first in the 50 backstroke (27.38), Oda Gjerde won the 50 backstroke (32.71) and the 400 freestyle relay of Coles, Maggie Stovall, Angelica di Marzio and Caroline Warner also won (3:37.86).
Liberty assumed a 151-89 lead in Friday’s session.
Elisha Walker for Marshall was first in the 500 freestyle (5:07.06) and 1,000 freestyle (10:27.78). Young earned a spot in the NCAA Zone Diving Championship later in the season with a 1-meter board score of 271.36.