Herd's Withrow ties shutout mark
HUNTINGTON -- All-Conference USA goalkeeper Daniel Withrow tied the Marshall Thundering Herd career record for shutouts Wednesday in a 7-0 defeat of Asbury University, an NAIA foe from Wilmore, Ky.
Withrow, a senior, has 7.5 shutouts, matching the number by Taly Goode in the 2000 season.
Marshall (8-1-1) played the Eagles (4-5-1) on Sam Hood Field. Attendance was 572.
It was likely the final game at Marshall's campus field next to Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Construction will begin soon for a new soccer complex on the former site of Veterans Memorial Field House at Fifth Avenue and 26th Street.
"It was a good win and I was happy to see our guys play well together here at Sam Hood," Marshall coach Bob Gray said. "I like this group of guys. We've got some solid freshman and we're all working well together at the moment. We've got a lot of depth on this team, and going forward it was good that some of these guys got some time and scored goals tonight because they are going to be big factors down the road.
"Hopefully we can keep it rolling for the rest of this season."
Herd freshman Jesus Mafouta tallied two goals on three shots. Freshman Nick Edginton, senior Tom Jackson and freshman Andrew Ferguson each had one goal and one assist.
Jackson's goal was his team-leading sixth of the season.
Marshall fired 25 shots while Asbury attempted eight.
The Herd has another non-conference match coming up Saturday at Evansville. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
HUNTINGTON -- Nathan Kerns from Marshall was selected as the Conference USA golfer of the week following a runner-up performance in the Cobra-PUMA Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla.
"This award is awesome. Anytime you can get an honor in your conference is pretty sweet," the Marshall senior from Ironton said.