Sorry I didn’t get this recap up yesterday. Lei-Out, I tell you. It’s a bit of work. But here’s Seth Gillum from Marshall.
There was pre game talk. Are people going to actually show up? Of course we are going to show up! And with gloves on. Or deodorant on your hands if you are one inventive Marshall player.
Much like last week, Marshall jumped out to an early lead. Up 6-3, we somehow managed to squander that lead and took half 8-7. Squirtles had some impressive forehand hucks into the wind that kept working. Marshall alternated between beautifully smooth offense (yay!) and not so smooth looking offense (Boo). Squirtles seemed to have their easiest O when they jammed it up the open side, which seems counter intuitive to me. We had a few collisions (boo), an unbelievable grab by Connie (yay), and Marshall took to the bar strong to finish off the night. All in all, for a rainy eve- it was far nicer than I expected. The game went to the Squirtles 14-13.
Of note, Marshall have Squirtles have now played 13 times, including the post-season and each team has won 6, with one tie.
This is the third straight year Marshall has opened their season 0-2, after not having done that since 2001.