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MU women defeat UCF

Sep. 29, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Dorothy Rahal had 30 defensive digs and Laura Der had 20 kills for Marshall in a 3-2 volleyball victory over UCF in Cam Henderson center.

Marshall (13-5, 3-1 Conference USA) won, 23-25, 27-25, 17-25, 25-21, 15-7.

Katy Schad added 16 kills and 10 digs while Sacha Byous-McConnell had 15 kills and Sammie Bane had 50 assists.

UCF (4-11, 1-2) was led by Angelica Crump with 24 kills and Meredith Murphy with 23 digs.

Marshall plays another home match at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, against Southern Miss.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Erin Simmons had the winning goal for Marshall in a 3-2 women's soccer victory at UAB on Friday.

Morgan Cain scored twice for the Thundering Herd (6-5-0, 2-1-0 C-USA), one in each half.

Simmons tallied on a penalty kick at 78:55 of the second half.

UAB slipped to 2-9-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the conference.

CROSS COUNTRY

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Marshall placed ninth in a lineup of 35 men's cross country teams Friday at the Charlotte Invitational. David Caldwell from Marshall was 23rd in the 8K with a time of 25:11.91.

Marshall's women placed 18th out of 33 teams. Celia Leonard was 37th with a 6K time of 22:44.20.

MEN'S SOCCER

TULSA, Okla. -- Marshall and Tulsa are both 1-0-0 in C-USA entering an 8 p.m., Saturday, men's soccer match at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.

Marshall (7-0-1) has given up only one goal all season.

Tulsa (6-3-0) has wins over nationally-ranked No. 3 New Mexico and No. 11 Creighton. Tulsa has also beaten C-USA preseason favorite South Carolina.

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SOFTBALL

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall has three weekend softball exhibition games at Dot Hicks Field. Marshall plays Saturday against Ohio Valley at noon and University of Charleston at 2 p.m. The Thundering Herd plays Sunday against West Virginia State at 1 p.m.

TENNIS

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Dominika Zaprazna from Marshall plays Saturday in the pre-qualifying round of the Riviera/ITA All-American women's tennis championships. Zaprazna and partner Maria Voscekova will be in doubles qualifying Tuesday.

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