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Men's soccer team plays host to UCF

Nov. 03, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HURRICANE -- Marshall University men's soccer plays UCF in a 7 p.m., Saturday, match at Hurricane High School. Admission is free.

Marshall, 11-4-1 overall and 3-4-0 in Conference USA, closes the regular season against the Knights and needs a victory to advance into the eight-team conference tournament that begins Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala.

It's Senior Day for Marshall players Tom Jackson, Daniel Withrow, Devin Perkins, Aaron Dini, Fayanga Keita, Peter Bulat, Eddy Prugh and Cade Parton.

UCF (7-6-3, 4-3-0) has secured a tournament berth.

VOLLEYBALL

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Altrese Hawkins had 16 kills Friday night for the Memphis Tigers in a 3-2 volleyball victory over the Marshall Thundering Herd in Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

Maja Kostic and Marija Jovanovic added 15 and 10 kills respectively for Memphis, which won the match, 23-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-11, 15-12. Aleksandra Petronijevic of the Tigers had 33 defensive digs.

Memphis improved to 10-18 for the season and is 5-8 in Conference USA.

Marshall (16-11, 6-7 C-USA) had its losing streak extended to six matches.

Kills leaders for Marshall were Laura Der (14), Katy Schad (13) and Sacha Byous-McConnell (11).

Dorothy Rahal recored 24 defensive digs for the Herd followed by Schad (14), Andrea Booker (13) and Der (11). Sammie Bane had 41 assists.

SWIMMING

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall hosts the Radford Highlanders for an 11 a.m., Saturday, women's swimming and diving meet in Fitch Natatorium at Cam Henderson Center. Admission is free.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

HUNTINGTON -- Sarah Vinson from the Marshall women's soccer team was named to the Academic All-District 2 team.

The Marshall senior from Amelia, Ohio, was chosen for the second time in her career. She has a 4.0 GPA as a Pre-dietetics major.

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