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Marshall comeback nails FIU

September 26, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Three unanswered goals in the second half lifted Marshall University to a 3-2 women’s soccer victory over FIU on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.

FIU (0-11-0 and 0-3-0) in Conference USA) led 2-0 at halftime on goals by Kaydeen Jack and Ashley Adams.

Farah Abu-Tayeh put Marshall on the scoreboard when she finished a cross from her sister, Marah Abu-Tayeh) with her fourth goal of the season.

Marshall (4-4-2, 2-1-0) pulled even on Ashley Seltzer’s penalty kick.

In the 81st minute Farah Abu-Tayeh struck again with the winning goal.

Freshman goalkeeper Lindsay Langley recorded one save in net for the Thundering Herd.

Her sliding save in the 66th minute helped keep the game at a one-goal deficit for her team.

The Herd hits the road for three consecutive C-USA road contests with a 7 p.m. Friday match at Old Dominion.

Volleyball

MIAMI — FIU defeated Marshall in volleyball Sunday at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-22).

Margherita Bianchin’s 17 kills led the Panthers (9-5, 2-0) and Lina Bernier had 19 digs.

Ciara Debell recorded 15 kills for Marshall. Amber Weber made 23 digs and Gabrielle Coulter had 31 assists.

Marshall’s next match is 8 p.m. Friday at UAB.

Tennis

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Marshall tennis players posted a 5-1 record Sunday in the final day of the Liberty Invitational.

Anna Smith defeated Luisa Pelayo of Wright State, 4-1, retired.

Victoria Walter beat Haily Morgan from Wright State, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (10-1).

Madi Ballow downed Akika Tylek of Longwood, 6-2, 6-1.

Liz Stefanic won against Madison Riley of Wright State, 7-5, 6-2.

Madi Ballow/Victoria Walter from Marshall won in doubles against Jamie Breunig/Yulia Almiron of Longwood, 6-2.

Men’s golf

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Marshall is last among 13 teams after two rounds Monday in the River Run Collegiate at River Run Country Club (par-72, 7,208 yards).

Charlotte leads at 1-overpar 577 followed by host Davidson (578) and Furman (579).

Marshall trails the field at 40-over 616.

Individual co-leaders are Keller Harper (68-69 — 137) from Furman and Jack Lang (67-70 — 137) from Davidson.

Marshall’s leader is Matt Hoffman (73-80 — 153) in a tie for 40th place. Kyle Mitchell (79-75 — 149) is tied for 47th. Also playing for the Herd are Thomas Frazier (80-76 — 156), Will Straub (75-81 — 156) and Ben Roeder (79-79 — 158).

The final round is Tuesday.

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