Underdog Marshall soccer continues run Tuesday

Underdog Marshall soccer continues run Tuesday

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Underdog Marshall soccer continues run Tuesday

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The Marshall boys’ soccer team made an improbable run to a district last week, and in doing so, doubled its win total for the season.

So it should come as no surprise that the Redhawks (4-15-2) enter Tuesday’s Division 2 regional semifinal against Dexter (17-5-3) as the underdogs.

That’s just fine, according to Marshall first-year head coach Tony Tartaglia.

“It took us the whole season to get it, but we finally did. The first game the districts, you wouldn’t believe it was the same team we started with,” Targaglia said. “(Dexter’s) a pretty solid team. It sounds like we’re going to have our work cut out. We’re the underdogs, but to them, we’re the unknown.”

In winning its first district title in some time, Marshall upset host Vicksburg 2-1 before a 4-3 victory over honorable mention Coldwater.

The regional semifinal is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Vicksburg High School.

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Coldwater Invitational (Sat.): Athens went 3-2, winning the Silver Division championship. The Indians went 1-2 in pool play before a semifinal win over Albion (25-15, 25-12) and a finals win over Marshall (25-19, 25-22).

Athens (29-15-3) was led by Valerie Rubley with 65 assists, three kills, 24 digs and two blocks; Chantel Davenport had six aces, 42 kills, 31 digs and three blocks; Teasha Swank had eight aces, 14 kills, 22 digs and three blocks; Payton Norton had 10 kills, six digs; Audrey Oswalt had 14 kills and two digs; Ashley Smittendorf had three aces and 25 digs; and Allison Fuller had three aces and 13 digs.

Leslie Tri-Meet: Bellevue went 1-1 with a loss to Leslie (25-20, 25-23) and a win over Albion (25-14, 24-26, 15-13).

The Broncos were led by Britney Reid with 20 kills, nine blocks and five aces; Lexy Spaulding had 15 kills, six blocks and five aces; Dawn Zeeryp had three kills and five blocks; Taylor Wagner had nine kills and 23 assists; Ashley Berkheiser had seven aces; and Alliceea Moreno had four kills and 24 assists.

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