Marshall women take second at Youngstown golf invitational

September 5, 2018

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Led by a trio of players finishing in a tie for fifth, the Marshall University women’s golf team finished second in Youngstown State University’s Roseann Schwartz Invitational.

Junior Shelby Brauckmuller, along with sophomores Kerri Parks and Stormy Randazzo, finished 3-over, 147 to come in fifth.

“It’s good to get the season started on a positive note with a second-place finish,” Thundering Herd head coach Brooke Burkhammer said in a release. “We have two busy weeks coming up and some things to improve on as well.”

Parks finished three strokes better than in round one to jump from 10th place. Freshman Jackie Schmidt bumped up two spots to finish in 13th. Senior Ylva Forslund rounded out the Herd contingent tied for 16th.

The host Penguins won the team award with a 1-over, 577. Katlyn Shutt of Youngstown State ran away with the individual trophy finishing 12 under par. Shutt shot 4 under, 68 in round one and 8 under, 64 in round two.

Marshall returns to action Sunday at the William & Mary Invitational in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Men’s soccer

DAYTON, Ohio — On a hot Monday evening, the Marshall men’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw with the Dayton Flyers at Baujan Field.

The Thundering Herd is now 2-1-0 and the Flyers move to 2-0-2. Seniors Chris Taibi and John Pappas along with red-shirt junior Paulo Pita were named to the Dayton Classic All-Tournament team.

“I think the in-game stats don’t tell the real story,” Herd head coach Chris Grassie said. “We’ll wait for our own analysis, but we did a great job in possession and we again created a ton of chances. We didn’t look like conceding a goal tonight if we played until dawn.”

Grassie said he was pleased his team played well against a quality foe.

“Dayton is a solid team to play against, they played direct and lived for the knockdowns,” Grassie said. “I thought our lads did a tremendous job dealing with that, and then having the composure to play out. I’m happy with the result, for the effort our guys put in all weekend. Two shutouts is a very positive thing, as with all the chances we are creating we will win a lot of matches when we play like that.”

The Herd returns to Hoops Family Field at 7 p.m. Friday to begin Conference USA action against the FIU Panthers.


The Marshall volleyball team is at home to take on the Ohio Bobcats at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Cam Henderson Center.

The Thundering Herd is 3-4 while the Bobcats enter 2-4.

The contest will be broadcast live on beIN Connect and then will be re-aired two hours after the match on beIN Sports.

“Ohio is always a very tough opponent and really put it to us last year at their place ” Herd head coach Mitch Jacobs said. “They are well coached and very disciplined on defense. Their first two weekends were against very high competition and came out with a couple big wins. We are going to have to be ready and compete at our best and see how the match falls.”

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