Marshall Varsity Volleyball went 1 and 2 on the evening against some tough competition. First up for the Ladyhawks tonight was St. Mary Catholic Central who is currently ranked #1 in Division 3. Marshall lost the 1st set by a score of 10-25. They then regrouped and fought a very tight 2nd set and came out on top by a score of 27-25. The 3rd and final set went to SMCC by a score of 15-8. Next up for for Marshall was the current #1 ranked team in Division 2, Lakewood. Marshall lost both sets but played Lakewood very tough. Scores were 21-25 and 20-25. The final match of the evening was against the Beavers of Harper Creek and the Ladyhawks took that match in 2 easy sets by scores of 25-10 and 25-8.
On the evening for Marshall, Abby Welke led the offensive charge with 15 kills, 2 aces and 2 blocks. Close behind Welke was Olivia Webber with 11 kills, 1 ace and 1 block. Also contributing offensively for Marshall was Regan Fulmer, Ja’nyece Larry and Courtney Fuller with 6, 4 and 3 kills repectively. Larry also conributed 10 aces. Running the offense once again was Teagan Giannunzio with 34 set assists to go along with 2 blocks and 15 digs. Defensiviely for Marshall, Welke led the way with 16 digs followed closely by the Giannunzio sisters (Teagan and Ashlynn) with 15 and 14 digs respectively. Also playing well defensively on the evening were Fulmer, Elena Rivera and Paige Crull with 7. 6 and 5 digs respectively.
“The gym was loaded with top talent from around the state and it was fun to be a part of it. We dropped matches to SMCC and Lakewood but there is a lot to be learned from both and it’s only going to make us stronger. Marshall Volleyball is ready to make a run at a state title. We need to tweak a few things but we are capable and we’ll compete every time we step on the floor.” Coach Bre Johnson.
Marshalls overall record now stands at 28-8. The Ladyhawks play another quad at home on Thursday, October 29th where they will take on teams from Niles, Jackson Northwest and the number 2 ranked team in Division 3, Schoolcraft.