Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Volleyball (2-1)

? All it took was three games for the Marquette volleyball team to defeat North Dakota State, 3-0 (30-26, 30-22, 30-26, in the second match of the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Centre Volleyball Kick-off on Friday in the Al McGuire Center. Senior outside hitter Theresa Coughlin had a record-breaking night as she now stands atop Marquette?s all- time kills list. Coughlin recorded 12 kills and now has 1,284 for her career. The Golden Eagles win their first game of the season for the second straight year.

The Marquette volleyball team knocked off Virginia Commonwealth , 3-1 (28-30, 30-21, 30-26, 30-20), in its second match of the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Centre Volleyball Kick-off Saturday afternoon in the Al McGuire Center. After a strong start against Pacific winning game one, the Golden Eagles could not hang on and fell to the Tigers, 3-1 (30-27, 29-31, 23-30, 22-30), in the finale of the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Centre Volleyball Kick-off tonight in the Al McGuire Center. Despite the loss, Marquette was the tournament champions due to tallying the most game wins (seven) and the best point differential and Theresa Coughlin was named tournament MVP. Kim Todd and Jenn Brown were also named all-tournament.

Women?s Soccer (2-0)

? The Marquette women's soccer team picked up a big win in its season opener, defeating 13th ranked Illinois, 1-0, at Valley Fields on Friday night. Marquette scored in the 25th minute. Christy Zwolski placed on a shot from six yards out to the far post that passed Illinois keeper Lindsey Carstens. Zwolski received the ball from Julie Thomson who led her toward the goal. Thompson was fed by an entry from Lindsay Michuda.

On Sunday, the Marquette soccer team defeated Northwestern, 2-1, on a goal and an assist by freshman Katie Kelly. With the win, Marquette improved to 2-0 for the first time since the 2000 season. As a result Marquette takes the championship of the 2005 Milwaukee Cup. Julie Thompson was named MVP of the Milwaukee Cup. Also on the all-tournament team from Marquette was Sarah Uyenishi, Laura Boyer and Michelle Pitzl.

Men?s Soccer

? The Marquette men?s soccer team went 1-0-1 in exhibition play this week. On Thursday, the men earned a scoreless draw at Northern Illinois. On Saturday, Marquette defeated BIG EAST rival DePaul, 3-0, in its final exhibition contest of the preseason at DePaul's Wish Field. Matt Blouin finished the match with a goal and an assist to lead the Golden Eagles. He scored the eventual game winner at 12:28 before assisting the final score of the afternoon by Duncan Silvert-Noftle at 66:27. In between those two goals, Blair Kohlmeyer scored off an assist by Mike Carlson.

Games to Watch ...

Friday, September 2

? Men?s soccer opens its season in Columbus, Ohio, taking on Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

? Women?s soccer puts its undefeated record on the line taking on Drake at Valley Fields at 7 p.m.

? Volleyball begins the Marquette Challenge at the Al McGuire Center. Following the IUPUI/New Hampshire match at 4:30 p.m., Marquette hosts Iowa at 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 3

? In day two of the Marquette Challenge, Iowa plays New Hampshire at 10:30 a.m., Marquette plays IUPUI at 12:30 p.m., Iowa takes on IUPUI at 4:30 and Marquette wraps up the tournament at 7 p.m. taking on New Hampshire.

Sunday, September 4

? The men?s soccer team takes on Penn State at noon (EDT) in Columbus, Ohio.

? The women?s soccer team visits Wis.-Green Bay at 7 p.m.

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