PREVIEW: Marshall Hosts Coldwater to Start Interstate 8 Schedule

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Listen live online Wednesday evening on the Slocum Sports Network to high school volleyball as the Marshall Redhawks host the Coldwater Cardinals.   Last season, Coldwater won their regular season match (3-0) and Interstate 8 tournament match (2-0) against Marshall.  Two seasons ago, the Redhawks won all three meetings against the Cardinals.

It’s the first I-8 league match for both teams, although both hold non-conference tournament wins over league foes.   Marshall knocked off longtime district nemesis Harper Creek last week in the Portage Central mini tournament.  The Redhawks went 6-0 and won the Mason Invitational Saturday, pushing them to 15-10 overall.   Last week’s Class B poll from Michigan High School Volleyball Insider has Marshall ranked 5th, while the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association poll places Marshall 6th.

Coldwater is 14-2-2 overall and listed as a “team to watch” in the loaded Class A field.   Three weeks ago, they took second in the massive Cereal City tournament, only losing to top-ten ranked Bedford in the gold bracket final.   The Cardinals return four All-Region selections from 2016, while Marshall brings back two.

Listen live online to Wednesday’s match on the Slocum Sports Network with first serve scheduled for 6:30 p.m.. pending the earlier JV match.

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