Marquette Athletics Weekly Report
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The Week in Review ...
Women?s Basketball (14-5, 5-3 BIG EAST)
? Junior Christina Quaye became the 18th player to score 1,000 career points, but it was not enough as Marquette had its three-game game win streak snapped, losing 72-58 to Villanova on Wednesday. Quaye's layup with 8:47 left in the first half was the milestone field goal. She ended up with 19 points, on 9-of-14 shooting. Freshman Krystal Ellis scored a game-high 16 points, while fellow classmates Erin Monfre and Marissa Thrower tallied 12 and eight points, respectively, as Marquette beat Seton Hall, 72-51, on Saturday. Marquette shot 52.0 percent for the game, including 6-of-14 from beyond the arc.
Men?s Basketball (15-6, 5-3 BIG EAST)
? Led by sophomore Dan Fitzgerald who registered a career high 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting from three point range, the Marquette men?s basketball team defeated DePaul, 62-47, on Wednesday. Freshman Dominic James added 12 points and seven assist and freshman Jerel McNeal added 11 points in the win. Pittsburgh went on a 10-0 run late in the game and the no. 12/10 Panthers overcame a sluggish start and a 12-point deficit to beat Marquette, 77-71, Saturday. Sophomore Ryan Amoroso added 14 points for Marquette to provide a spark for the Golden Eagles. James led MU in scoring with 16
Women?s Tennis (0-2)
? No. 44 Iowa swept the Marquette women?s tennis team, 7-0, on Friday. The Golden Eagles only had four players participate in the match, defaulting once in singles and twice in doubles. Freshman Lauren Little extended her match at no. 1 to three sets. She tested no. 21 Meg Racette but lost 6-0, 7-6, 10-5.
Men?s Tennis (1-1)
? The Marquette men?s tennis team lost, 4-3, in their spring season opener to UIC on Wednesday. Ian Kawas, Trent Hagan and Greg Sirotek picked up wins in singles play. The team rebounded on Sunday to defeat Wright State, 6-1. Kawas, Hagan and freshman Brett Binkley cleaned up the victory, as each won at their respective singles spots.
Indoor Track & Field
? Michaela Courtney and Susie Emond finished 1-2 in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday. Courtney blazed to a 9:35.68, while Emond clocked 10:01.82. Jaclyn Muller (9.84), Jasmine Battle (10.02) and Hayley Ford (10.26) finished, 2-3-4 in the 60m hurdles. Emily Leklem finished second in the shot put, with a heave of 44-1 1/2. On the men's side, Jon Shaffer won the 500m dash in a time of 1:04.48. Zach Pawlowski was second in the pole vault 14-9.
Games to Watch ...
Tuesday, January 31
? Women?s basketball concludes the month of January with a home contest, hosting Providence at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.
Wednesday, February 1
? The women?s tennis team has its home opener, hosting UIC at Helfaer at 4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3
? Indoor track splits its squad to compete in a pair of two-day meets. The team takes part in the first days of the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., and the Akron Open in Akron, Ohio.
Saturday, Feb. 4
? Track wraps up its competitions at the Meyo Invitational and Akron Open.
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