Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Volleyball (5-4)

? Marquette lost all three of its matches in the Colorado Invitational in Boulder. On Friday, third-ranked Stanford won three straight games and had two players tally double-digit kills to defeat Marquette, 30-17, 30-23 and 30-19. Theresa Coughlin led the attack for the Golden Eagles with her seventh consecutive game registering double-digit kills with 15. On Saturday, four Golden Eagles hit in double figures in kills but it was not enough as Marquette lost to Colorado, 3-2 (30-24, 30-23, 18-30, 28-30, 11-15). In the final match of the Colorado Invitational on Sunday, the Marquette Golden Eagles fell to Creighton, 3-2 (26-30, 30-28, 30-25, 22-30, 14-16). Coughlin earned her third straight all-tournament team selection for her performance on the weekend, tallying 20 kills against Creighton.

Women?s Soccer (6-0-1)

? Through 110 minutes of a defensive struggle, Marquette, ranked as high as no. 14 by Soccer America, and Wis.-Milwaukee played to a scoreless tie on Wednesday. Forward Alison Loughrin also had a shot late in regulation on one-on-one with UWM keeper Erin Kane, but her attempt also sailed high. The Marquette women's soccer team needed overtime to defeat Xavier, 2-1, on Friday. Defender Katie Kelly had a free kick from 35 yards out that she played past Xavier keeper Ashley Donaldson. Marquette again needed overtime, but got a goal from senior Sarah Uyenishi in the 97th minute to keep its unbeaten streak alive and defeat Miami (Fla.), 1-0, on Sunday. Four Marquette players made the Hoosier Classic all-tournament team, including senior Heather Goranson, who was tournament MVP. Also on the all-tournament team were Julie Thompson, Meghan Connelly and Michelle Pitzl.

Men?s Soccer (3-1)

? An early goal by Pat Knoelke and a solid performance in net by Steven Grow led Marquette to a 1-0 win over Drake on Friday. Knoelke scored after the ball changed possession several times in a short period of time near the Drake goal. Grow was solid in goal, making nine saves. The Marquette men's soccer team won its third straight contest, defeating, St. Francis (Pa.), 1-0, at Valley Fields on Sunday. Marquette got the only score of the match in the 75th minute on a strike by Richie Harris. Marquette's defense was good throughout the match, limiting the Red Flash to just five shots, none of which were on goal.

Cross Country

? The Marquette men?s and no. 28 women?s cross country teams opened the season by taking home the victory on both sides at the 19th annual Bradley Open Friday afternoon at Detweiller Park in Peoria, Ill. Michaela Courtney led the way for Marquette finishing 1st with a time of 17.42. Senior teammate Jodi Jakubek followed with a time of 17.46. Right behind her was Cassie Peller (3rd, 17.53), Heidi Lindeman (4th, 17.58), Susie Emond and Allison Sauer (5th and 6th, 18.00) and Shannon Oster (7th, 18.03). Kyle Saginus won the race on the men?s side in a time of 25.01. Josh Pinter finished in 7th place with a time of 25.43, David Henderson 15th place a time of 26.23 and Drew Craig in 22nd place and a time of 26.38.

Games to Watch ...

Monday, September 12

? The men?s golf team opens up its season at the two-day John Piper Intercollegiate.

Tuesday, September 13

? The golf team wraps up its play in the John Piper.

Friday, September 16

? Women?s tennis opens up its fall season, playing in the three-day Bronco Invitational.
? Men?s tennis also opens up the fall, playing in the three-day Ball State Fall Invitational.
? Men?s soccer kicks off its BIG EAST play, visiting Syracuse for the first conference match of the season at 7 p.m. EDT.
? Volleyball plays its second straight road tournament, visiting Eastern Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
? 14th-ranked women?s soccer plays in the first home BIG EAST contest, hosting USF at 7 p.m. at Valley Fields.

Saturday, September 18

? The men?s and women?s tennis teams continue opening weekend play.
? Cross country takes part in the Midwest Collegiate Open in Kenosha, Wis., at noon.
? Volleyball finishes its weekend tournament, taking on UNC Greensboro at 3 p.m. EDT in Richmond, Ky.

Sunday, September 19

? The men?s and women?s tennis teams conclude their tournaments.
? Men?s soccer visits seventh-ranked St. John?s at 2 p.m. EDT.

Also This Week ...

? The men?s basketball team will host an open workout at the Al McGuire Center on Saturday, September 17. Donations to the American Red Cross will be accepted at the event in effort to benefit the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Team activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. This event is free to the public.

National Rankings ...

Women?s Soccer ? 14th (Soccer America)
Women?s Cross Country ? 28th (Finishlynx)

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