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Marshall, Tulane 'Dig Pink'

Oct. 16, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall and Tulane play a "Dig Pink" volleyball match at 7 p.m. Friday in Cam Henderson Center.

"Dig Pink" is an initiative to raise funds and promote awareness of breast cancer. Pink T-shirts will be sold for $10. Marshall players will wear pink game jerseys that will be auctioned off.

Another "Dig Pink" match is 1 p.m. Sunday when Marshall plays UTEP.

Admission to Marshall home matches is free.

Marshall (16-4 overall, 4-2 Conference USA) swept the Memphis Tigers on Sunday when sophomore Kelley Bugler had a break-out performance of five kills and seven block assists. Katy Schad had 16 digs.

Tulane, 10-6 for the season, is 5-2 in the conference. The Green Wave swept UCF on Sunday at home. Visnja Djurdjevic has been a force for the Green Wave offense.


HUNTINGTON -- Marshall travels to UTEP for a Friday women's soccer match against the Miners.

Marshall and UTEP play at 9 p.m. The Thundering Herd moves to Colorado College for a Sunday match against the Tigers, who play in Conference USA.

The Thundering Herd (11-3-0), Miners (11-4-0) and Tigers (8-5-1) share second place in the conference, all at 4-2-0.

"This weekend is huge for us," Marshall coach Kevin Long said. "We're playing two very competitive teams and we need to come out of the weekend with at least one win, otherwise we're on the outside looking in on the six teams going to the tournament."

Marshall is one victory away from its highest win total in history with five matches to go.



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