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The Marshall University Volleyball Team finished the Marshall Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 2, with two close matches against Akron and Coppin State. Despite their efforts, the Herd fell 3-2 in both contests.

In the first match against Akron, Marshall battled hard but couldn’t overcome the Zips in the five-set contest, despite winning the second and third sets with scores of 25-18 and 25-10, respectively. 

During the game, Brynn Brown recorded a double-double with 19 assists and 17 kills. Sarah Wadsworth had a season-high 20 digs, and Essence Clerkley contributed 12 kills with a .632 hitting percentage. Overall, Marshall had a .429 hitting percentage in the second set and a .385 hitting percentage in the third.

In their second match against Coppin State, the Herd got off to a strong start by winning the first two sets with scores of 25-21 and 25-7. However, they were unable to maintain their momentum and fell to the Eagles in five sets. 

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Clerkley and Jazminn Parrish were the leading scorers for Marshall with 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Clerkley also had a .429 hitting percentage. Brown, meanwhile, had 31 assists, tying her season-high set at the previous weekend’s match against Bethune-Cookman. Bria Samilton also had 12 digs, tying for the team lead with Brown.

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