Last-place UTEP visits Herd volleyball

October 8, 2018

HUNTINGTON — UTEP visits Marshall University for a 1 p.m. Sunday women’s volleyball match in Cam Henderson Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children from age 3 to 12.

UTEP sits last in the Conference USA standings at 0-4 following a Friday loss at UAB (3-1). The Miners have a 3-13 season record. Marshall is near the bottom of the standings at 1-4 after losing Friday at home to Western Kentucky (3-1). The Thundering Herd is 8-11 overall.

Women’s golf

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Marshall women’s golf established a program record Saturday with a team score of 283 (3-over-par) in round two of the Princess Anne Invitational at Princess Anne County Club (par-70).

Marshall moved up from seventh place to fifth with the best round of the day among 12 teams.

’This team is so much fun to watch especially when they are playing well,” Marshall head coach Brooke Burkhammer said in a release. “We hit so many good shots and fought back after the few bad ones. To have the lowest round of the day against some of the best teams in the country shows Marshall women’s golf is going in the right direction.”

Sacramento State holds the lead at 13-over 573 with Sunday’s final round left to play. Marshall is five strokes back at 18-over 578.

Individual leader Virunpat Olankitkunchai from the University of Maryland shot 71 and is at 4-under 136.

Shelby Brauckmuller from Marshall is tied for fourth (71-69—140). Other Marshall golfers are Stormy Randazzo (75-69— 144), Jackie Schmidt (72-76— 148), Ylva Forslund (77-74—151) and Kerri Parks (83-71—154).

Women’s soccer

SAN ANTONIO — Marshall visits UTSA for a 2 p.m. Sunday women’s soccer match at the Park West Athletic Complex.

“This is an important weekend,” Marshall head coach Kevin Long said in a release. “As are all (matches) from here on out. The (Conference USA) tournament bracket will start taking shape and we want to make sure we are on the right side of things.”

Marshall is in the upper half of the 14-team C-USA standings with a 5-5-2 overall record and 3-2-0 conference record with five regular-season league matches remaining. The top eight teams advance to the conference tournament.

“UTSA played a great game Friday night and will force us to bring our A game for sure,” Long added.

“We will need to have better possession of the ball against them and continue to make strides limiting their chances in front of our goal.”

Marshall’s last match was a loss at Charlotte, 3-2.

UTSA (4-6-1, 0-3-1) has lost three in a row.

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