Zachary Hiser | The Parthenon
Men’s Basketball (10-5, 4-4)
Friday, Feb. 5 – L, 82-81 at ODU
Saturday, Feb. 6 – W, 87-67 at ODU
After losing a 21-point lead against ODU on Friday, Marshall bounced back to beat ODU by 20 on Saturday. In game two, the Herd offense made 13 three-pointers, shooting 48.1% from deep, while the Herd defense held the Monarchs to 14.3% from beyond the arc. Andrew Taylor, Jarrod West and Taevion Kinsey combined for 53 points on Saturday night, making up for 61% of the team’s scoring.
Women’s Basketball (5-7, 4-6)
Friday, Feb. 5 – L, 80-70 vs. ODU
Saturday, Feb. 6 – W, 73-68 OT vs. ODU
Exploding for a career-high 35 points, Savannah Wheeler willed the Herd to victory in an overtime thriller in game two on Saturday. She scored 12 of the Herd’s 13 overtime points, single-handedly outscoring the Monarchs.
Women’s Tennis (1-1)
Saturday, Feb. 6 – W, 4-3 at Middle Tennessee
The Blue Raiders started strong in doubles, defeating Marshall’s Anna Smith and Daniela Dankanych. But the Herd’s Liz Stefancic and Jutte Van Hansewyck took the second doubles match while the Herd pair of Madi Ballow and Madison Riley gave Marshall the overall doubles point. In singles, Anna Smith, Jutte Van Hansewyck and Madison Riley won their matches, leading to a Herd victory.
Track and Field
Saturday, Feb. 6 – 1st place finish (163.5 total points)
Marshall topped three other schools – Florida International, West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky – to win the Marshall Classic. Marshall’s Macie Majoy took first place in pole vaulting. MaryAnn Adebayo finished first in the weight throw. Mikah Alleyne won the 300m sprint; Tori Dotson won the 800m race, and Cari Hively came in first in the 3000m event.
Volleyball (2-1, 1-1)
Sunday, Feb. 7 – W, 3-1 vs. Charlotte
Monday, Feb. 8 – L, 3-1 vs. Charlotte
In game one on Sunday, Marshall got off to a 2-0 set start. Charlotte fought back to win set three, but the Herd closed it out in the fourth set to take game one. The Herd’s Ciara Debell led the way with 16 kills.
Game two on Monday went the opposite way for the Herd, with Charlotte winning the first two sets. Marshall took set three, but Charlotte wrapped up the match in set four.