HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall volleyball group (1-0) took down the Evansville Purple Aces (0-2) in 5 units (25-22, 19-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-9) for a win within the group’s 2022 season opener on the Marshall Invitational on Saturday on the Cam Henderson Middle.
“What a good way to begin our season,” Herd volleyball head coach Ari Aganus mentioned after the victory. “We had been capable of depend on our depth we’ve got this season to tug out a win over a veteran robust Evansville group. Now we have lots to scrub up for tomorrow, however I’m so pleased with the hassle and continuous combat we confirmed tonight.”
Sophomore setter Brynn Brown recorded a triple-double with a team-high 33 assists and 16 digs to go together with 10 kills. The 33 assists and 10 kills are career-highs for the Toledo, Ohio, native whereas the 16 digs tied her career-high.
Graduate scholar center blocker Macy McElhaney had a team-best 17 kills as junior exterior hitter Regan Tinkle transformed on 12 of her 19 whole assaults for a .421 hitting proportion.
Senior center blocker Lydia Montague led the way in which as she was in on seven blocks for the Herd within the victory.
Marshall took the primary two factors of the opening set. Nonetheless, the 2 sides then traded rallies till the rating was tied 9-9. The guests took 5 of the subsequent six factors as Marshall trailed 14-10. The house aspect chipped away on the Evansville benefit till a service ace by Montague evened the set, 17-17. The Herd had been trailing 21-18 late within the set, however took seven of the ultimate eight factors to take the opening body 25-22.
Within the second set, Marshall held the lead twice earlier than UE tied the set 10-10. The Purple Aces took the subsequent level and held off the Herd the remainder of the way in which because it took the body 25-19.
MU was dominant in a 3rd set that noticed it by no means path and solely featured two ties. The Herd led by as many as 11 factors within the stanza, 18-7. Evansville rallied off five-straight factors late within the set, however Marshall held on, 25-19. Tinkle recorded 5 kills on eight makes an attempt whereas redshirt junior exterior hitter Olivia Fogo completed three of her 4 assaults within the center body.
The Herd took an early 2-0 benefit to start the fourth set, however the Purple Aces rapidly battled to have the Herd trailing 6-5 and never enable Marshall to get again in entrance as the house group fell 25-20 to power a fifth set.
The Inexperienced and White didn’t fiddle at first of the fifth set. It took the primary 4 factors of the ultimate body on blocks and compelled an Evansville timeout. Marshall continued its dominance within the final set because it completed with a .625 hitting proportion (7-of-9 on assaults), together with a kill by Macy McElhaney to seal the set, 15-9, and the match.
The Herd closes out the Marshall Invitational with a pair of matches on Saturday in opposition to Wright State at Midday and one other matchup with Evansville at 6 p.m.
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