Oct. 12, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W. Va.-Marshall downed Rice 3-0 on Friday afternoon at the Cam Henderson Center. Nancy Cole posted her sixth straight match with 10+ kills.
The Owls (13-9, 6-2 C-USA) are in third place in the C-USA standings after falling to Marshall (16-5, 6-1 C-USA).
"Losing like this definitely hurts," said Head Coach Genny Volpe. "Marshall played great. They had an answer for everything and we threw at them and deserve this important win. We will learn from it and move forward."
Cole hit .286 (11K-5E-21TA) to lead the team with 11 kills. She added a solo block and a block assist to contribute 12.5 points for the match.
Megan Murphy had 30 assists and eight digs, marking her 10th straight match with 30+ assists.
Reigning C-USA Defensive Player of the Week Jillian Humphrey had seven kills and a block.
The Owls fell in the first set 25-20, despite 10 digs from Riddlesprigger.
Marshall hit .464 took the second set 25-18. Marshall completed the match with a 25-22 third set victory.
The Owls return home to Tudor Fieldhouse to play East Carolina on October 14 at 1 p.m., as part of Centennial Weekend.