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Lady Owls sweep Carrollton

Friday, September 14, 2012

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Sophomore Shelby Dawson doubled and scored the Lady Owls' only run during a 23-1 loss to Fulton.
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After playing on the road for two weeks, the Marshall volleyball team returned to the Bird's Nest on Thursday to post a 25-20, 25-12 non-conference win over Carrollton.

The Lady Owls got off to a strong start, with sophomore Allie Lemmons serving up seven straight points, three on aces. Trailing 23-13, the Lady Trojans (1-4) went on a seven-point run to close to within three points, but were stopped there.

The second game was tighter through the first rotation, Marshall clinging to a 13-12 edge before senior Rachel Brown got the serve. The match went no further, as the Lady Owls tallied 12 points in a row to end the contest on Brown's third ace.

Junior Karson Heying knocked down 10 shots and freshman Abbie Lemmons had four kills for Marshall, which got eight digs from sophomore Olivia Haug and 10 assists by senior Jashawna Terry.

The Lady Owls (4-6-1) will be at home Saturday for an NCMC tilt against Hannibal.

Girls' Golf: Lady Owls 1-2 in duals

The Marshall girls' golf team dropped its first home dual match of the season to Moberly on Wednesday, 212 to 225.

The Lady Owls' score was 11 strokes better than one they posted in their last nine-hole contest at Indian Foothills Golf Course, in 2010. Junior Lindsey Sullivan parred the third and ninth holes, plus hit three bogeys, to knocked nine strokes off her previous home score with a 49.

Junior Caitlin Crawford had three straight bogeys and finished with a 55, followed by freshman Margaret Miles at 60 and junior Kalie Cowart with a 61.

The Lady Spartans (2-0) were led by sophomore Nichole Marquis with a six-over-par 42.

On a wetter course Thursday, Marshall split a triangular -- tallying 173 points to best Green Ridge (255), with Sacred Heart (173) winning behind freshman Olivia Sobaski's three-over 39.

Sullivan came in with a 55, Miles and Crawford tied at 65 and Cowart rounded out the team scoring at 66.

The Lady Owls are scheduled to host the MHS Invitational on Monday.

Softball: Fulton 23, Marshall 1

Senior Mikayla Ebersole and freshman Baileigh Horstmeier drove in nine runs between them Thursday during Fulton's 23-1, four-inning NCMC road romp over the Marshall softball team.

The Lady Hornets used 12 walks and a pair of home runs -- a three-run shot by sophomore Brooke Baysinger in the second inning and two-run blast from senior Rachel Snethen in the third -- to race out to a 14-0 lead.

Fulton (3-8, 3-4 NCMC) put the game away with nine runs in the fourth. Freshman Sloane Totta knocked in a pair of runs with a double, Ebersole stroked a two-run single and Horstmeier capped the rally with a triple.

The Lady Owls' lone run came in the second, when sophomore Shelby Dawson led off with a triple and came in on junior Hannah Pace's double.

Marshall (1-12, 0-7) will be at home Monday to face Boonville.



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