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MU volleyball 'Dig For The Cure' matches set

Oct. 19, 2012 @ 12:45 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University volleyball is playing "Dig For The Cure" matches Friday and Sunday in Cam Henderson Center.

Marshall plays UAB at 7 p.m., Friday, and Memphis at 1 p.m., Sunday.

"Dig For The Cure" is dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

Marshall players will wear pink jerseys and other accessories that will be available in a silent auction to be held at the conclusion of Sunday's match. Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center will hand out promotional and informational material about the fight against breast cancer.

All fans will receive pink wristbands and Conference USA signs.

Marshall is third in the C-USA standings with a 6-2 record and is 16-6 overall.

Outside hitter Laura Der is second in C-USA scoring with 4.8 points per set, 28th in the nation with 4.23 kills per set and tied for 30th nationally in points.

Fourth-place UAB (13-11, 5-3 C-USA) is led by All-CUSA player Sam Serley leading the league in hitting percentage (.374) and blocks with 1.37 per set.

Swimming

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall hosts Youngstown State for a 3 p.m., Friday, women's swimming dual meet in Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium at Cam Henderson Center.

Marshall comes off a runner-up performance last weekend in the West Virginia State Games.

Madison Lawhon led the Thundering Herd last weekend with six top 10 finishes individually and was on four third-place relays.

Women's soccer

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Marshall women's soccer is on the road for a 5 p.m., Friday, match at Southern Miss.

Marshall has a 6-9-1 season record and 2-5-1 mark in C-USA while Southern Miss is 4-9-1 and 1-6-0. The teams are 10th and 11th respectively in the 12-team conference standings.

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