On October 22nd, Marshall Varsity Volleyball traveled to Centerville. They won all three matches played. The first match was against a fiesty team from Niles and the Ladyhawks took them down in a hard fought 3 set victory by scores of 20-25, 25-20 and 15-12. Next up for Marshall was a conference foe in the likes of Harper Creek. The Ladyhawks won that match easily by scores of 25-9 and 25-15. The final match of the evening was against host Centerville who put up a good fight in the fist set only to fall to the Ladyhawks by a score of 25-23. That appeared to take the wind out of their sails as Marshall won the second set 25-16.
Offensively for Marshall, Olivia Webber led the way with 27 kills and 3 blocks. Abby Welke was close behind adding 22 kills of her own to go along with 7 service aces, 3 blocks and 18 digs. Natalie Frever and Molly Adler played well on the night contributing 8 and 7 kills respectively. Running the offense was Teagan Giannunzio with 66 set assists and 9 defensive digs. Defensively for Marshall, Ella McAllister led with 26 digs and 3 service aces. Also playing well on the evening was Ashlynn Giannunzio and Elena Rivera adding 12 and 7 digs respectively.
“These girls have built a culture at Marshall like no other. They are all extremely supportive of one another and have each other’s backs at all costs. That’s why we keep winning. Everyone contributed tonight but I was most impressed with Molly Adler’s performance against a close 3 set match with Niles. We give credit where credit is due and she carried us in that match. It’s great to see kids setp up when the team is being challenged. We have 14 on our roster and they’re all very talented. They continue to impress me.” Coach Bre Johnson.
Marshall improves their overall record to 24-6.