The Marshall Volleyball team traveled to Memphis University to face the Tigers and came up short in the conference contest, losing 3-0 (22-25, 21-25, 21-25).
The Thundering Herd dropped to 2-11 (1-2 Conference USA), while Memphis improves to 13-3 (2-1 C-USA).
Cameron Yoho and Desirre Wilkerson had the best performances in the match. Yoho posted her first double-double of the season after finishing with ten kills, five of which came in the second set, and 11 digs. Wilkerson was the team leader in kills with 11 and recorded the best attack percentage with a .364 (11k, 3E, 22TA) average. Sammie Bane concluded the day with 31 assists and Abby Tomas had the most blocks with 3 (2 solo, 1 assisted).
Memphis was led by Altrese Hawkins, who recorded 14 kills, seven of which came in the first set victory. Hajnalka Molnar, who leads the NCAA in assists per set, added 37 assists to her season total of 574.
Marshall did control a 21-20 lead at one point in the first set, but Memphis outscored the Herd 5-2 in the final stretch of the set to win. In the second set the Herd had their only lead at 10-9, but Memphis took over for the rest of the set and never let Marshall climb back into after that point. The third set mirrored the second set as Memphis held a lead for nearly the entirety of the set to finish the match with a 3-0 win.
Marshall will be returning to the Henderson Center for next weekend’s match-ups against UTEP and UCF. The Herd will take on UTEP Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:00 p.m. and end the weekend against UCF on Sunday at 12:00 p.m