Ashton Marshall Earn Defensive Recognition for Her Play This Weekend

first_imgSeptember 10, 2019BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –  Junior Ashton Marshall receives the GSC Defensive Player of the Week award along with a spot on the West Florida Invitational All-Tournament Team as the libero. Senior Jordyn Poppen also received a spot on the All-Tournament Team as an outside hitter. No. 24 West Florida opened their season against two other nationally ranked opponents and two other highly competitive teams, playing four matches in three days. Junior libero Ashton Marshall had an outstanding weekend and overall Marshall is averaging 5.47 digs per set and only averaging 0.07 reception errors per set. Marshall also recorded 82 digs this weekend. Against No. 3 Western Washington she had 26 digs and against No. 13 Wheeling she recorded 24 digs.”Ashton has anchored that libero position like a veteran. She’s making the easy plays and a lot of impossible plays,” shares Head Coach Melissa Wolter. “So proud of her desire to be great for our team and pleased she’s receiving this kind of recognition. She certainly deserves it!”Jordyn Poppen also had a great weekend and put in a lot of swings this weekend, playing all four matches. Overall Poppen is averaged 3.50 points per set with a hitting percentage of 0.221. Poppen averaged 3.13 kills per set, 3.33 digs per set and 0.33 blocks per set. Against No. 3 Western Washington, Poppen had 16 kills with 6 errors on 40 attacks hitting a .250 with 11 digs as well. Against No. 13 Wheeling, Poppen had 12 kills on 37 attacks with 6 errors hitting a .162 along with 14 digs. Her best match of the weekend was against Florida Tech where she had 11 kills on 23 attacks and only one error hitting a .435 with 14 digs.  2019 Springhill Suites Invitational All-Tournament Team School                              Pos     No.     Player Western Washington        OH     #22      Gabby Gunterman – Most Valuable PlayerWestern Washington        MH     #11      Kayleigh Harper West Florida                      OH     #5       Jordyn Poppen Western Washington        OH     #18      Calley HeilbornWheeling                           S        #1       Stephanie SylvesterWheeling                          OH      #13     Cassie MeyerWest Florida                      L         #2      Ashton MarshallWheeling                          OH       #4      Breanna KramerHow to Follow the Argos: For complete information on UWF Volleyball, follow the team on Twitter at @UWFVolleyball and on Instagram at @UWFVolleyball.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Pacific’s fastest man reigns in thrilling 200m final

first_imgAthletics The fastest man in the Pacific, Fiji’s Banuve Tabakaucoro, ran close to defeat in the men’s 200m final the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games yesterday, but edged past Samoa’s Jeremy Dodson by four hundredths of a second to retain his title. In a thrilling contest at Apia Park Stadium, Tabakaucoro was victorious in 20.87 seconds, inches ahead of Dodson who finished in 20.91 seconds. Papua New Guinea’s Theo Piniau snatched bronze in 21.70 seconds. Both Tabakaucoro and Dodson fell after crossing the finish line, sending the medics out onto the field. The Fijian admitted he was feeling very sore after the competition. “I expected to finish strong but not to fall over like that, but it just shows the level of competition here,” Tabakaucoro told the Pacific Games News Service. Dodson reflected positively on his performance. “It shows that I’m going in the right direction leading up to the world championships in Doha in September and October,” he said. “Doha is a lot hotter than this, a little dryer, so this was great preparation all around”. In the women’s 200m Papua New Guniea’s Toea Wisil won gold in 23.45 seconds, roughly half a second ahead of the silver medallist, Heleina Valetta Young of Fiji. Leonie Beu of PNG claimed bronze. Young admitted that she had anticipated a hotly contested race against Wisil. “Keeping up with her was quite hard, but I got a personal best, and for that I’m proud,” Young said. A victorious Wisil said she was hoping to sweep her races tomorrow, and will certainly be one to watch on the final day of competition.last_img read more

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