MARSHALL — There’s no place like residence.
After spending almost the final month on the street, the No. 1-ranked Marshall volleyball staff have been welcomed again with an brisk crowd for its match towards Windom Space. Marshall used the vitality enhance to its benefit, incomes a 3-0 (25-6, 25-14, 25-12) victory over the Eagles on Thursday.
Marshall coach Dan Westby mentioned it felt good to be again on their residence flooring and was happy with the vitality and focus his staff introduced proper from the beginning.
“It does really feel good. It’s been a month since we’ve had a possibility to play at residence, 10 straight matches on the street, so it feels good to be again right here,” Westby mentioned. “I assumed our crowd actually acquired behind us, perhaps they have been enthusiastic about the truth that we have been right here once more. I assumed our youngsters got here out with numerous focus and vitality and acquired out to begin in Set 1.”
Marshall jumped out to an early lead in Set 1, going up 4-1 earlier than a kill by Taylor Ariasola made it 8-3. MHS continued to create separation and by no means appeared again, as a kill by Leah Jones gave them a double-digit benefit at 15-5 earlier than Marshall closed the body on a 10-1 run to take Set 1, 25-6 and a 1-0 lead within the match.
The second body was just a little extra backwards and forwards to begin, with Marshall getting out to a 4-0 lead earlier than Windom Space battled again to tie issues at 4-4 and once more at 7-7. MHS then answered with a 6-0 run to take a 13-7 lead, and maintained its benefit the remainder of the way in which, pushing it to 18-11 earlier than claiming Set 2, 25-14.
Marshall had one other robust begin in Set 3, incomes the primary eight factors of the body earlier than the Eagles acquired on the board. Windom Space saved battling, and answered with a 6-0 run of its personal to trim the deficit to only two at 8-6. However that was the closest the Eagles acquired, as Marshall went on an 8-2 run – highlighted by a service ace by Grace Ehlers and a kill by Randi Wendorff – to take a 16-8 lead. MHS then constructed a double-digit lead at 18-8 earlier than taking Set 3 25-12 to earn the sweep.
Jones led Marshall with 9 kills whereas Brooke Andries added six and Tessa Gannott, Ariasola and Wendorff every had 4. Caitlyn Christenson led in digs with 16 whereas Cassie Hoover added 10 and Jones had 9 and Maysa Gillingham led in set assists with 27.
Westby mentioned their key on offense was their capability to have a number of hitters step up and earn factors.
“Currently we haven’t performed this, however I believe we did job of getting numerous hitters that have been concerned in our offense,” Westby mentioned. “I assumed our middles actually made themselves accessible they usually have been in a position to get numerous swings and end numerous factors.”
Marshall (19-2) will face MACCRAY at residence on Monday at 7:15 p.m.
Marshall 3, Windom Space 0
Windom Space 6 14 12
Marshall 25 25 25
Kills: Marshall (Jones 9; Andries 6; Gannott, Ariasola, Wendorff 4).
Digs: Marshall (Christenson 16; Hoover 10; Jones 9).
Set Assists: Marshall (Gillingham 27).
Serving (aces): Marshall (Ariasola 22-24 (1); Christenson 11-2 (1); Hoover 14-14).