The Morehead State volleyball team won four matches recently in spring competition. The Eagles defeated Eastern Kentucky in a five-set match on April 8 and then won three matches at Marshall University on Thursday, April 16. MSU knocked off University of Charleston, 2-0, Alderson-Broaddus 2-0 and Marshall 2-1.

"The spring season for us is an opportunity to work on the fundamental and technical components of the game. Our players have been working exceptionally hard every day in the gym and weight room, and having the opportunity to step out and apply those lessons in competitive situations is always fun for them. We try not to get caught up in the winning and losing, but rather our ability to transfer all the work in the practice gym to the competitive environment," said head coach Jaime Gordon, whose team is coming off back-to-back OVC championships.

At Marshall, the Eagles opened by defeating UC 25-9 and 25-13 and then handing ABC a 25-12, 25-16 defeat.

"I was pleased with the way that our team executed tonight against some different styles of play. Our first two opponents were extremely scrappy and hard nosed volleyball teams. They were aggressive and attacked us from different zones throughout the matches. They were also very good at mixing up tempo and forcing us to adjust. I think our players did a solid job of remaining focussed and taking care of point scoring opportunities."

MSU finished the night by knocking off Marshall 25-19, 23-25, 25-22.

"Marshall is a very physical team that is going to be big contender in Conference USA next year. It was great for us to line-up against that style of play. I felt that our ball control was a key component in allowing us to create point scoring opportunities against a team that you have to be in-system to compete against. Our transition game has been improving and we were able to capitalize on some situations as a result of it. One area that had been a little shaky for us this spring had been our serving, and I thought we did an excellent job of putting a lot of pressure on Marshall's serve receive."

The Eagles will now focus on off-season conditioning and getting ready to return in the Fall for the 209 season.

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