@HerdVolleyball Falls to North Texas, 3-0
Madison Hill led the Herd with nine kills
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-- The Marshall volleyball team was swept Friday night in the Cam Henderson Center by the North Texas Mean Green, 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-15).
Sophomore Madison Hill led the Herd with nine kills. Senior Taylor Pelton added seven kills and freshman Addisyn Rowe had six for Marshall. Sophomore Madelyn Cole had 26 assists and sophomore Amber Weber had 15 digs.
"North Texas is real good," Herd head coach Mitch Jacobs said. "They're good, they're cohesive, they play together and they care about each other. You can see that. That's what was going on, on one side of the net tonight.
"It's just hard where we're at right now. We have to get a more consistent effort throughout our group."
In the first set, the Herd used an 8-2 run to pull within two at 22-20. After a Mean Green timeout, North Texas scored three of the next four points to close out the set.
In set two, Marshall got within three points at 12-9. North Texas pulled away outscoring Marshall 13-7 to finish with the set two victory.
Marshall came within one point in the third set, 8-7, but then North Texas pulled away to take the sweep.
North Texas improved to 23-2 overall and 10-1 in Conference USA with the win. The Herd dropped to 9-17 overall and 4-7 in C-USA play with the loss.
Amanda Chamberlain and Valerie Valerian combined for 23 kills for North Texas. Chamberlain led the Mean Green with 13 kills and Valerian added 10. Karley York added 38 assists. The Mean Green hit .311 as a team compared to a .185 hitting percentage for the Herd.
The Herd closes its two-match homestand Sunday afternoon when it takes on Charlotte at 1 p.m.