Marshall Set to Host the Thunder Invitational|
Sept. 12, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall volleyball will host its fifth Thunder Invitational this weekend. The two-day event will be played in Cam Henderson Center and starts on Friday, Sept. 13.
Marshall will face Southern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky and Kent State. The Thundering Herd opens Friday at 5 p.m. against Southern Illinois, then play Eastern Kentucky at noon Saturday and Kent State to conclude the Invitational at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on the Invitational, visit volleyball's Tournament Central page.
Senior middle blocker Sacha Byous-McConnell (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) ranks fifth in Conference USA with a .354 hitting percentage, and has collected 84 kills while freshman middle blocker Ally Kiekover (Grand Rapids, Mich.) has 100 kills, averaging 2.78 per set. She has 22 total blocks (6 solo, 16 assisted).
Coming off the best performance of her young career is freshman outside hitter Cassie Weaver (Huntington). She recorded 16 kills and 21 digs to earn her first double-double against East Tennessee State.
Junior setter Sammie Bane has tallied a conference-best 368 assists while placing fifth in assists per set with 10.22. The Herd's defensive anchor, senior libero Dorothy Rahal, has collected 129 digs averaging 3.58 per set.
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