Volleyball Season Ends With Loss At Marshall
Nov. 27, 2010
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A tough season for the East Carolina volleyball team came to a close Saturday as Marshall claimed a 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-11) victory over the Pirates at the Cam Henderson Center. ECU ends the year at 2-30 overall and 1-19 in Conference USA play.
Freshman Whitney Campbell and junior Britney Roper led the offense with five kills each while the Pirates' lone departing senior, Marina Gusman-Brown, picked up a team-best 13 digs. Additionally, rookie Kasey Kavanaugh racked up two blocks while handing out 17 assists.
East Carolina struggled in the hitting department, producing a negative .037 mark with just 20 kills on 108 attempts with 24 errors. The Pirates were also out-dug 57-52 and out-blocked 10-3.
With the first set tied at 10, the Herd reeled off 10-straight points before Cameron Yoho committed a service error to end the run. ECU scored just twice more in the frame.
Marshall jumped ahead 4-1 in the second set, but two Pirate kills closed the gap to one. East Carolina kept the score close until a 7-2 Herd run helped Marshall establish a 16-10 advantage. ECU rallied to within five at 18-13 on a Kavanaugh kill, but the Herd scored seven of the last nine to head into the intermission up two frames.
The home team blitzed the Pirates to begin the third interval, quickly assuming a 10-2 lead. That eight-point cushion was all Marshall would need to cruise to the match-clinching, 14-point set win.