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MU women’s soccer plays at home Sunday

September 24, 2018

HUNTINGTON—Marshall University women’s soccer rides the momentum of a road victory into a 1 p.m. Sunday home match.

FIU visits Marshall at 1 p.m. Sunday on Hoops Family Field at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 to 12. FIU comes in at 0-10-0 for the season and 0-2 in Conference USA. Marshall is 3-4-2 and 1-1-0.

Marshall returned after a 2-1 double-overtime victory Thursday against UTEP in El Paso, Texas.

“We have been here before, trying to finish the weekend with a win,” Marshall coach Kevin Long said in a release. “The team seems to understand more of their responsibilities on both sides of the ball so I am hoping to see them own a style and execute.”

FIU’s winless conference record includes losses against UTEP (2-1) and Charlotte (5-1).

Volleyball

MIAMI — Marshall’s volleyball team had a long Saturday of travel after losing at home Friday night, but is back on the court for a 1 p.m. Sunday match against the FIU Panthers in the Ocean Bank Convocation Center.

Marshall has a 7-8 season record and is 0-1 in Conference USA coming off a five-set loss Friday against the Charlotte 49ers in Cam Henderson Center. FIU (8-5 overall) is 1-0 in C-USA after shutting out UAB at home in a Friday match.

“We will get as much rest as possible and see what we can do tomorrow,” Marshall coach Mitch Jacobs said in a release. “FIU is coming off a couple really nice wins, including Friday night, their home conference opener so I’m sure they are confidant and excited to get us on the back end of a split weekend for us.”

Marshall is beginning a three-match road swing that also takes the Thundering Herd to UAB (Sept. 28) and Louisiana Tech (Sept. 30).

Tennis

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Madi Ballow, Victoria Walter and Anna Smith from Marshall won singles matches Saturday at the Liberty Invitational.

Ballow defeated Lara Soares from Liberty 6-3,4-6,1-0 (10-5), Walter won against Jona Roka from James Madison 6-2, 6-2, and Smith beat Abby Amos from James Madison 6-2,6-3.

Marshall concludes the tournament Sunday with a 9 a.m. session.

Baseball

MORGANTOWN — Runs in four consecutive innings propelled the West Virginia University baseball team to an 8-1 victory Friday night over Marshall in a fall season game.

In front of more than 900 fans at Monongalia County Ballpark, the Mountaineers scored eight runs on 10 hits while the Thundering Herd scored one run on eight hits.

Phillip Dull led the Mountaineers with two hits and two RBIs and added a scoreless ninth inning on the mound. Nick Snyder started on the mound and limited Marshall to two hits in 3 innings. Brock Helverson pitched two scoreless innings.

Marshall scored in the sixth inning. A pair of walks were followed by a run-scoring single by Tucker Linder. The Herd left three baserunners stranded in the inning.

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