- Leeth named UAB School of Medicine assistant dean for strategic planning
- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
- Anti-aging strategies can improve more than looks
- On campus ‘blackout’ taken in stride
UAB volleyball falls to Marshall, 3-0
The UAB volleyball team lost to Marshall 3-0 on Sunday, October 20, just days after defeating North Texas with the same score.
“We got beat by a team that wanted to win more than we did,” said head coach Kerry Messersmith. “That was the game. Our kids didn’t try hard and you can’t do that against a good team like Marshall.”
The Blazers (15-9) were on their home turf against conference rival Marshall (12-11), and they took the lead in the first set.
When UAB was up 13-6, the Thundering Herd called a timeout. The break gave Marshall the composure to even out the score, eventually tying the set 23-23. With two kills in a row, the team took the set 28-26 from the Blazers.
UAB took the lead again in the second set, but Marshall caught back up and won 25-20.
The Thundering Herd dominated the third set, winning the match with a final set victory at 25-22.
“Marshall’s a great team, coached very well. Mitch does a great job with them. You have to come out ready to go and our kids just didn’t,” Messersmith said.
The Blazers had a few successes in the match, with three players taking home double-digit kills. Sophomore Sam Skinner had 13, and juniors Kiriana Hirini and Sara Rishell had 12 and 11, respectively. Senior Rachel Fairbanks also collected 17 digs.
The team goes on the road next to face conference rival UTEP in El Paso on Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m.