Marshall women notch road win at UTEP

September 23, 2018

The Herald-Dispatch

EL PASO, Texas - Junior forward Marah Abu-Tayeh knocked in a career-best two goals Thursday as the Marshall University women’s soccer team defeated UTEP in double overtime, 2-1.

Abu-Tayeh leads the Thundering Herd with five goals this season. Freshman keeper Lindsey Langley entered the match late and recorded five saves. Langley entered her first college match after starting goalie Megan Bonelli was injured in a collision with one of the Miners. The Herd improved to 3-4-2 overall and 1-1-0 in Conference USA. The Miners fell to 5-4-1 and 1-1-0.

“What a tough match,” Herd head coach Kevin Long said. “The team showed some real grit and I’m proud of the result. Getting a win in conference on the road is really difficult, proven tonight by the strong play from UTEP.”

The Herd is back home for a 1 p.m. Sunday match with FIU at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.

MARSHALL 0 1 0 1 -- 2

UTEP 0 1 0 0 -- 1

U - Bohdan (Pate), 62:31.

M - M. Abu-Tayeh (Ross), 77:44.

M - M. Abu-Tayeh (F. Abu-Tayeh), 106:34.

Shots: M 21; U 17. Saves: (M) Bonelli 3, Langley 5; (U) Palacios 8. Corner kicks: M 3; U 7. Fouls: M 8; U 8. Attendance: 210.


HUNTINGTON - Reeana Richardson had 26 kills and 16 digs Friday for the Charlotte 49ers in a five-set volleyball victory over Marshall in Cam Henderson Center. Attendance was 688. Charlotte’s 3-2 win was 22-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-18, 15-10. The 49ers moved to a 10-6 season record and are 1-0 in Conference USA. Marshall slipped to 7-8 and 0-1.

Yumi Garcia of the 49ers recorded 27 digs and Nya Steele had 51 assists.

Ciard Debell led Marshall with a double-double match of 17 kills and 16 digs. Ivana Trencheva and Lauren Mattmuller had 14 and 11 kills respectively. Amber Weber had 24 digs and Sarah Schank added 16. Gabrielle Coulter made 47 assists.

Marshall leaves campus for a 1 p.m. Sunday match at FIU.

Men’s soccer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Marshall (2-3-1, 0-1-0) visits UAB (1-5-1, 0-2-0) at BBVA Compass Field for an 8 p.m. Saturday men’s soccer match.


LYNCHBURG, Va. - Marshall women’s tennis opens the fall season Saturday and Sunday at the Liberty Invitational. The Herd is joined by Liberty, Wright State, Longwood and James Madison.

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