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MU roundup: Herd volleyball beats Nicholls State by 3-0

September 15, 2018

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Marshall University blanked Nicholls State 3-0 in a Friday match of a women’s volleyball tournament hosted by Bowling Green.

The Thundering Herd defeated the Colonels from the Southland Conference, 25-11, 26-24, 25-20.

Ciara Debell and Lauren Mattmuller led Marshall with 16 and 10 kills respectively. Amber Weber had 25 digs. Gabrielle Coulter’s double-double match inclueded 27 assists and 12 digs.

Heidi Carpenter’s nine kills led Nicholls State (2-10). Emily Venable had 16 digs.

Marshall improved its record to 6-7 with a 2 p.m. Saturday match coming up against IUPUI.

Women’s soccer

HUNTINGTON - Florida Atlantic kicked off the Conference USA women’s soccer season Friday with a 2-1 defeat of Marshall at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.

FAU (3-6-0, 1-0-0) used a Sammy Vitols score and an own goal to lead 2-0 at halftime.

Marah Abu-Tayeh put the Thundering Herd (2-4-1, 0-1-0) on the board with a second-half goal at 48:37 on an assist from her sister, Farah Abu-Tayeh.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC 2 0 - 2

MARSHALL 0 1 - 1

FAU - Vitols (Velta), 18:41.

FAU - Own goal, 30:03.

MAR - M. Abu-Tayeh (F. Abu-Tayeh), 48:37.

Shots: FAU 10; MAR 10. Saves: (FAU) Waggoner 2; (MAR) Bonelli 2. Corner kicks: FAU 3; MAR 5. Fouls: FAU 10; MAR 6. Attendance: 304.

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