The Lady Owls opened with a 25-21, 25-12 win over Hallsville behind seven kills each from junior Analee Tucker and freshman Abbie Lemmons. Sophomore Olivia Haug and senior Jasmine Tapia combined for seven digs.
Marshall prevailed again in the next match, a 25-22, 25-7 decision over Smithton. Junior Karson Heying led the offense with six spikes while Tucker contributed four kills, six saves and three saves. Haug also came up with eight digs.
The Lady Owls missed a sweep of their final pool match, against host Versailles, dropping the first game, 25-23, before winning the second set, 25-22. Marshall led the opening frame by a 22-19 score before the Lady Tigers rallied to claim six of the last seven points.
Haug had 14 digs, Heying knocked down four shots and Tucker provided three kills, six digs and an ace.
Despite their fine pool play, Marshall wound up matched against Rosati-Kain of St. Louis -- which was also 5-1 in their pool games -- in the quarterfinals and was eliminated, 25-12, 25-16. The Kougars (16-11-3) would then take three-set matches from Fulton and Versailles for the tourney title.
Heying and Lemmons paced with the Lady Owls with seven kills and four blocks between them, with Tucker putting down seven shots and Haug pulling up four.
Tucker (17), Heying (16) and Lemmons (15) each recorded double digits in attacks during the meet, with Haug leading the defense with 30 saves and Tucker serving five aces. Senior Jashawna Terry and sophomore Morgan Thompson had 44 assists between them.
Marshall (11-15-3) closes out the regular season Saturday at Hannibal.