Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Volleyball (6-5)

? The Marquette volleyball team wrapped-up its visit to Kentucky Saturday losing to Eastern Kentucky, 3-1 (29-31, 30-28, 28-30, 26-30), in the finale of the EKU/Nike Invitational. Sophomore middle blocker Tiffany Helmbrecht tallied a career high 17 kills. Earlier in the day, Marquette swept UNC Greensboro in three games, 30-16, 30-20, 30-19. Senior Theresa Coughlin led the way hitting over 60 percent while slamming down 15 kills.

Women?s Soccer (7-0-1, 1-0 BIG EAST)

? The 17th-ranked Marquette women?s soccer team defeated USF, 4-1, in a physical game at Valley Fields on Friday. The win goes down in the history books as the Golden Eagles' first win in any sport in the BIG EAST Conference. Sophomore Christy Zwolski had two goals and an assist to lead the offensive effort.

Men?s Soccer (3-2-1, 0-1-1 BIG EAST)

? Marquette was able to rebound from a first-half goal to earn a tie with Syracuse, 1-1, in the team's first BIG EAST contest on Friday. Freshman Duncan Silvert-Noftle scored for the second time this season to earn the tie. On Sunday, Marquette held its own against no. 10 St. John's, but a goal in the 68th minute by the Red Storm was all the scoring in the match as the Golden Eagles fell, 1-0.

Cross Country

? Marquette sent four members of the cross country team to participate in Saturday?s Midwestern Collegiate Invite at Wis.-Parkside. Senior Leslie Lawton was Marquette?s top finisher, placing 53rd with a time of 19:52. Sophomore Collen Kuenster finished 76th with a time of 20:16. Sophomore?s Anna Halaska and Beth Pollard came in with times of 20:55 and 21:37, finishing 112th and 137th, respectively.


? Freshman Mike Van Sickle shot a final round 69 ? his second sub 70 of the tournament ? to move up to second in the final round of the John Piper Intercollegiate in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Van Sickle's three round total of 208 was eight-under par, finishing second. That score was a school record. Marquette, as a team, finished second with a score of 854, nine shots off the pace set by Bowling Green.

Women?s Tennis

? The Marquette women?s tennis team opened up its fall season on Friday at the Bronco Invitational in Kalamazoo, Mich. Erin Watkins, Maria Calbeto and Katie Donovan picked up wins in singles in the final round on Sunday.

Men?s Tennis

? Three members of the Marquette men?s tennis competed in the championship match of their division at the Ball State Invitational in Muncie, Ind., the season opening tournament for Marquette. Freshman Mario Lopez lost in the Flight B singles final, while Marquette sophomore Brett Binkley along with freshman Eric Fleming teamed up to play in the Doubles Flight B Championship, losing to an Illinois State duo.

Congratulations ...

? Women?s soccer freshman Katie Kelly was named the BIG EAST Rookie-of-the-Week on September 12 and was named to the Soccer Buzz National Team-of-the-Week on September 13. Sophomore Laura Boyer was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team-of-the-Week on September 12.

Games to Watch ...

Tuesday, September 20

? The Marquette women?s soccer team begins its three-match week with a visit to Loyola (Ill.) at 7 p.m.

Friday, September 23

? The men?s and women?s tennis teams begin play in the three-day Milwaukee Tennis Classic at Western Racquet Club.
? Women?s soccer hits the road for a visit to Connecticut at 5 p.m. (EST).
? Volleyball opens up its BIG EAST schedule, hosting USF at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.
? Men?s soccer plays its first BIG EAST home contest, hosting Cincinnati at 7 p.m. at Valley Fields.

Saturday, September 24

? Play continues for the tennis teams in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic.
? The men?s and women?s cross country teams are part of deep fields competing in the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn.

Sunday, September 25

? The tennis teams wrap up play in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic.
? Volleyball hosts Georgetown at the Al McGuire Center at 1 p.m.
? The soccer teams host a doubleheader at Valley Fields. The women take on Providence at 1 p.m. while the men host Louisville at 3 p.m.


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