Herd to Host Old Dominion, UAB in First Conference USA Weekend|
Sept. 25, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall women's soccer (5-2-1) will open Conference USA play by hosting the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs (0-6-1) and UAB Blazers (7-2-0) at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex Friday and Sunday, respectively.
Live stats will be available for each match for no charge and live video will be available for a fee through the women's soccer schedule page at HerdZone.com. Follow @HerdWSoccer on Twitter for more information.
HAVE YOU HERD?
In the 23rd minute, two Herd forwards connected when freshman Sydney Arnold (Stafford, Va.) drove down the field and crossed the ball back from the right bottom corner of Miami's box. Junior Myka DeMarco (Dallas) took control and struck from 20 yards out, burying the ball into the top left corner of the net, scoring her third goal of the year.
Following the win, the Herd extended its scoring streak to eight matches.
KISH IS A KEEPER
Kish picked up her fifth shutout (second consecutive) in eight games following the Thundering Herd's 1-0 defeat of Miami, Sunday. She tallied three saves to snap Miami's 25-match scoring streak.
All five of Marshall's wins are shutouts with Kish in the net. With Kish at the helm, the Herd leads C-USA in goals allowed (five) and goals against average (0.60), and is tied for first in shutouts (five). This is her first career C-USA Defensive Player of the Week award.
Kish is the first Marshall player to garner C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors since goalkeeper Lindsey Kerns earned the title for the week of Oct. 10, 2011. Kish is the third Herd keeper and fourth Marshall player all-time to gain the honors.
SCOUTING THE LADY MONARCHS
Friday's match marks the first meeting between Marshall and Old Dominion.
SCOUTING THE BLAZERS
The Blazers lead the all-time series with Marshall, 6-2-1. The two teams met last season when the Herd took the match, 3-2, in Birmingham.
100TH CAREER WIN FOR COACH LONG
Long in in his sixth season as the Thundering Herd coach and 15th season as a head coach. In his first five seasons at Marshall, Long led the women to a 35-49-11 record and advanced to the postseason once, dropping a 3-0 decision to Houston in the first round of the 2010 C-USA Tournament.