Hoerber triggers Lady Hornets to NCMC win over Marshall

MARSHALL — Melissa Hoerber was a do-it-all difference-maker.

Fulton’s junior setter showed up in about every statistical category Tuesday night, carrying the Lady Hornets volleyball team to a 25-20, 26-24 North Central Missouri Conference victory over Marshall.

Hoerber tallied 14 kills, 15 assists, 17 digs and three blocks as Fulton reached the .500 mark at 11-11 overall. The Lady Hornets’ NCMC record was not available.

“Of course, Melissa is a dynamic player and has phenomenal reaction,” Fulton head coach Megan Youse said. “She was able to step up her game when we were struggling as a team.”

Junior outside hitter Rachelle Miller also had five digs and four kills for the Lady Hornets, while junior outside hitter Bailey Mitchell recorded three aces.

Fulton (6-12) won the junior varsity match 25-22 and 25-19. Sophomore setter Jamie Hunt topped the Lady Hornets with 11 assists, sophomore middle hitter Ashley Wallace chipped in with four kills and one block, and sophomore defensive specialist Victoria Langley provided five aces.

Fulton dropped the “C” match 25-23 and 25-15. Freshman middle hitter Madison Murphy logged four digs, two kills and one block, while freshman setter Catherine Berry had three assists.

The Lady Hornets host NCMC foe Kirksville at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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