Indianapolis, Ind. - The Stetson volleyball team (0-3) concluded the IUPUI Hampton Inn Classic with a 25-15, 25-13, 25-13 loss to Marshall (1-4) on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore outside hitter Kaley Melville (New Germany, Minn.) finished with a team-high eight kills and was named to the All-Tournament Team for the Hatters.
Stetson struggled on offense throughout the match, hitting just .044 with 21 kills. Marshall out-hit the Hatters by 180 percentage points and came up with eight service aces to Stetson's one. Melville added six digs to her eight kills; she had 35 kills on the weekend. Junior setter Kelli Carneal (Fredericksburg, Va.) finished with 10 assists and junior libero Monique Russell (Phoenix, Ariz.) collected 12 digs.
Laura Der led the Thundering Herd to the win with 12 kills, .333 hitting and nine digs. Also coming up big for Marshall were Sammie Bane (23 assists) and Cameron Yoho (13 digs, seven kills).
Stetson opens up its home schedule this Friday and Saturday with the Clarion Classic at the Edmunds Center, featuring Bethune-Cookman, Savannah State and Wofford in addition to the Hatters. Action begins at 3:00 pm Friday with B-CU vs. SSU; the Hatters play B-CU at 5:00 pm Friday, Savannah State at 9:00 am Saturday and Wofford at 2:00 pm Saturday. Live Stats and Hatter Vision with broadcaster Bill Topping will be available at GoHatters.com, the official online home of Stetson Athletics.
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