Women's Volleyball

Volleyball Holds Dig for a Cure Weekend

Oct. 18, 2012

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall volleyball returns to the Cam Henderson Center this weekend to face UAB and Memphis. The weekend will be dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and feature Marshall's annual "Dig For The Cure" promotion.

The Herd will start off the weekend with a match against UAB on Friday at 7 p.m. ET and follow with a Sunday match against Memphis at 1 p.m. ET.

The "Dig For The Cure" promotion will pay tribute to October being Breast Cancer Awareness month and feature the players wearing pink uniforms and an assortment of pink accessories to honor the never ending fight on breast cancer.

There will be a silent auction taking place over the course of the weekend for all the pink jerseys being worn and will end at the conclusion of Sunday's game against Memphis. Also, both Cabell-Huntington Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center will be in attendance to hand out promotional goods and informational material toward the weekend's events.

Pink wristbands and Conference USA pink signs will be given out to everyone in attendance on Friday and Sunday. Other various in-game promotions will be handled on Friday and Sunday for fans in attendance.

Marshall volleyball is third in the conference with a 16-6 (6-2 C-USA) record and has won the past 13 of 15 matches. The Herd will be defending a perfect 9-0 home record this weekend.

Outside hitter Laura Der is one of three league players to rank in the top-50 nationally for kills and points. She is listed as the No. 30 player in NCAA for points with 4.80 points per set and ranks No. 31 for kills with 4.23 per set.

UAB (13-11, 5-3 C-USA) has won its past six matches straight and is led by the best middle blocker in Conference USA, Sam Serley. She is the leading blocker in the league with a staggering 1.37 blocks per set and also leads the Blazers in kills with 242 for the season.

Memphis (7-16, 2-6 C-USA) recently broke a four-match losing streak this past weekend with a five-set win over Southern Miss. The Tigers are led by the No. 5 ranked hitter in Conference USA, Altrese Hawkins, who has 3.77 kills per set.

Stay tuned to HerdZone.com for more information on this weekend's events.

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