Marquette Athletics Weekly Report
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The Week in Review...
Volleyball (9-8, 3-3 BIG EAST)
? The Marquette volleyball team started out its first conference road trip of the season on a high note defeating West Virginia, 3-1 (30-24, 33-31, 24-30, 30-14), at the WVU Coliseum on Saturday. Junior Jamie Mueller led the way for Marquette with 20 kills, hitting 29.2 percent for the match. Sophomore Jenn Brown contributed 10 kills. On Sunday, Marquette fell to Pittsburgh in three games (30-22, 30-25, 30-28). Sophomore Kim Todd led the Golden Eagles with 12 kills, hitting 40.9 percent.
Women?s Soccer (12-2-1, 5-2 BIG EAST)
? The sixth ranked Marquette women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision at No. 21 West Virginia on Friday night. Both goals came in the second half of play, as WVU's Marisa Kanela scored on a penalty kick in the 48th minute. In the 79th minute, Ashley Banks scored on a header set up by Kanela and Krystie Kallman. Marquette rebounded with a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. Senior Sarah Uyenishi scored first for Marquette in the 19th minute on a goal assisted by juniors Meghan Connelly and Lauren Weber. Early in the second half, sophomore Christy Zwolski scored her team-leading seventh goal of the season. Sophomore Laura Boyer earned her eighth shutout of the season, stopping all six shots she faced.
Men?s Soccer (4-6-1, 1-5-1 BIG EAST)
? A goal in the 40th minute from Notre Dame's Justin McGeeney and a solid defensive effort, which kept the Marquette men?s soccer team off the scoreboard, gave the Fighting Irish a 1-0 win at Valley Fields on Wednesday. The Marquette defensive effort was solid otherwise. MU allowed 10 shots to the Irish, but only three others were on goal, none of which were significant scoring chances. Marquette keeper Andy Kroll made all three saves. Despite out-shooting Pittsburgh by 13, Marquette couldn't capitalize on its opportunities on Saturday night and lost, 1-0, at Valley Fields. Steve Cavalier set up the ball in the corner and swung it toward the Marquette goal. MU keeper Andy Kroll couldn't clear the opportunity before Matt Firster put the ball in the net to put Pittsburgh up by a goal in the 52nd minute.
? The Marquette men?s tennis team competed in the three-day Wisconsin Fall Invitational from Friday to Sunday. The Golden Eagles picked up a win in doubles over Wisconsin in the first day, 2-1. MU had wins at the no. 1 and no. 3. spots. Senior Eigis Vedrickas and junior Ian Kawas teamed up to take down Jeremy Sonkin and Lechazar Kasarov, 8-5, while sophomore Greg Sirotek and freshman Mario Lopez took care of UW?s Brennen Phippen and Brian Ko, 9-7. Marquette concluded the tournament with a 3-3 draw in singles against Drake on Sunday and a narrow 2-1 loss in doubles to Drake. For the tournament, Lopez proved to be the big winner, going 3-1 at the no. 6 singles spot. He also picked up two doubles wins on the weekend.
? Junior Alison Loughrin was named BIG EAST Player of the Week, senior Heather Goranson was named BIG EAST Defender of the Week and sophomore Laura Boyer was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week on October 3. Boyer was also named Soccer America?s National Player of the Week and Goranson was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week.
Games to Watch ...
Monday, October 10-Tuesday, October 11
? MU golfers competes in the Xavier Intercollegiate at 8 a.m. both days in Loveland, Ohio.
Wednesday, October 12
? Wis.-Green Bay brings its volleyball and men?s soccer teams to the MU campus. Both contests begin at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center and Valley Fields, respectively.
Friday, October 14
? Men?s tennis hosts the three-day Marquette Fall Invitational at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
Saturday, October 15
? Men?s Soccer plays at Providence at 1 p.m.
Sunday, October 16
? Men?s tennis wraps up the Marquette Fall Invite.
Also This Week ...
? Marquette Madness, presented by FreedomRoads, will be held on Friday, October 14 at the Al McGuire Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.
? Women?s Basketball will hold its Fan Fest 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center on Sunday, October 16.
National Rankings ...
Women?s Soccer: 6th (Soccer America), 9th (NSCAA, Soccer Buzz)
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