Thundering Herd Runs Over LA Tech, 3-0
Oct. 6, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Thundering Herd of Marshall (9-10, 3-1 C-USA) proved to be too much for Louisiana Tech (7-12, 1-3 C-USA) as the Lady Techsters fell, 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-19), Sunday afternoon at Cam Henderson Arena in Huntington.
Marshall took control of the match from the very start and never let up as the Thundering Herd only lost the lead once in the entire match when the Techsters took a 1-0 lead to begin the second set. This marks the third time this season LA Tech has lost in straight sets as the Lady Techsters are now 4-3 when playing in three consecutive sets.
"I asked our players to take home what was good from both matches we played this weekend," head coach Adriano de Souza said. "Many things were done really well this weekend, even in practice this Saturday night, but this afternoon we could not find connections in the court. We return home with good lessons learned and some details to fix and we will do just that before we play our next opponent."
Marshall held the Lady Techsters to low numbers offensively as LA Tech's most productive player in the match, Rebecca Redgen, had just five kills for a team lead. As a team, Tech was in the negative in hitting percentage (-.110 percent) and every Techsters but one, Angela Papach (4 kills and a .167 percentage), had a negative attacking percentage.
Louisiana Tech had 19 kills as a team compared to Marshall's 41 total kills.
Senior middle blocker Caitlin Germany led Tech with four blocks over the course of three sets. Germany had two solo blocks and assisted on four blocks against Marshall, but was also charged with two blocking errors. LA Tech and the Thundering Herd each had seven total blocks as a team.
As for the Thundering Herd, Laura Der led with 16 kills and recorded a .333 attacking percentage to help lead Marshall to victory. Der also led the home squad with four total blocks on the day.
Louisiana Tech will now return home for the week before traveling to face the Pirates of East Carolina at 6 p.m. CT Friday in Greenville, N.C.
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