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MU soccer to bid farewell to Sam Hood Field again

Oct. 03, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall Thundering Herd men's soccer is playing one more "final" match on its campus field next to Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Marshall first bid farewell to Sam Hood Field with a match on Oct. 29, 2011, but is opening it again for a 6 p.m., Wednesday, match with Asbury University from Wilmore, Ky. In between farewells, Herd home games have been at Hurricane High School and the Trace Fork Soccer Complex in Charleston.

Call this one "Farewell to Sam Hood Field, Part II."

With construction of Marshall's indoor practice facility set to begin soon, Wednesday will almost certainly be the final time the Herd plays on campus. A new soccer stadium is to be built a few blocks away on the former site of Veterans Memorial Field House.

Marshall enters the match with a 7-1-1 record while Asbury is 4-4-1. The Eagles play on the NAIA leve.

Tennis

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Maria Voscekova and Dominika Zaprazna from Marshall are into the qualifying round second stage at the Riviera/ITA All-American women's tennis championships.

Voscekova/Zaprazna upset No. 45 ranked Stefanie Weinstein and Janine Weinreich from the Nebraska on Tuesday, 8-6.

The Marshall pair plays Wednesday against the 23rd-ranked University of Oregon duo.

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