Fulton didn't allow Marshall to have many shots Tuesday in the first half, but both ended up being goals in Fulton's 2-1 loss.
Now with their first loss of the season, the Hornets didn't score until the 65th minute when junior Dominick Tharp took the feed from senior Alban Dervishi.
Fulton outnumbered the Owls in shots, 16-7, and had as many shots on goal with 5. The Hornets also had a penalty kick in the 64th minute, but that was turned away. Junior Grant Avery made three saves.
Joel Henley said Fulton just couldn't get over the hump Tuesday after playing better in the second half.
"We struggled tonight in the first half to get much going," Henley said. "The midfield was a jumbled mess. We made halftime adjustments that helped us in the second half."
Fulton will direct its attention to the Boonville Shootout on Friday and Saturday as the Hornets play Fatima (1-3) again and Southern Boone (4-4).
Fulton's junior varsity team played to a 1-1 tie against Marshall's. Freshman Robert Monroe scored an unassisted goal while senior Joey Anderson made 15 saves on 16 shots.