Green Team Edges White Team in @HerdVolleyball Scrimmage
Cassie Weaver and Jac'cara Walker tied for a match-high 18 kills
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall volleyball continued its 2016 preseason with its annual Green and White scrimmage on Sunday at the Cam Henderson Center. The green team came from being down 0-2 to defeat the white team, 3-2 (20-25, 16-25, 25-22, 25-14, 15-13).
The green team featured Ally Kiekover, Taylor Riedel, Kayla Simmons, Taylor Pelton, Kassidy Lemons, Shelby Conley, Audrey Shannon, Tiffany Isaacs and Jac'cara Walker.
The white team consisted of Allie Kellerman, Cassie Weaver, Justice Craft, Lauren Mattmuller, Zoe Schreiber, Jayden Jacobs, Madelyn Cole, Madison Hill and Katie Smith.
The Herd's white team came out strong by winning the first two sets of the match. The team was led by Weaver with a double-double of 18 kills and 11 digs. Also recording a double-double was Cole with 18 assists and 16 digs. Schreiber posted 12 kills with a .333 hitting efficiency. Jacobs had a team-high 24 assists.
The Herd's green squad began its rally in the third set. After trailing 0-2 to start the scrimmage, the teams went back and forth in the third before the green team capped off a late push and claimed a 25-22 set victory. The green team went out and dominated played in the fourth set, which sparked them into a 15-13 fifth set win. Simmons led the green team with 38 assists and a team-high 14 digs. Walker followed with 18 kills, eight digs. Kiekover also added 10 kills and seven total blocks.
Quotes from head coach Mitch Jacobs
On the match and the team's serving...
"Fun back and forth match. We obviously have a lot to work on but that's expected. I wasn't thrilled with our serving game, but not because of the misses. I felt too many were serving not to miss rather than to score. We need the group to buy in from the service line."
On the team's floor defense...
"I was thrilled at our floor defense and I felt that the green team really put together a solid team block."
Looking ahead to the week...
"I look forward to Tuesday and Wednesday when we focus solely on being ready for opening weekend."
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The Thundering Herd opens its season on Friday, Aug. 26 against Evansville at the Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.