Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review

Women?s Soccer (6-6-1, 2-2-1 C-USA)

? The Marquette women's soccer team took advantage of crafty passing on Friday night as the Golden Eagles defeated Cincinnati, 5-0. Five different players scored goals as Marquette had its highest offensive output since the 2000 season. Marquette set the tone early as junior Kristie Matola found sophomore Meghan Connelly just 49 seconds into the game for the first goal. The scoring continued for Marquette as Connelly and Matola found junior Julie Thompson at 19:02 to give Marquette a 2-0 advantage. Six minutes later, sophomore Alison Loughrin was fouled inside the penalty area setting up a penalty kick by junior Heather Goranson. Thompson passed a ball to senior Claire Weber, who fed sophomore Michelle Pitzl for the fourth goal. The final goal came from freshman Maureen Kole scored at 85:31 on a shot from five yards out. Sophomore Erin Jamieson was credited with the assist to cap the 5-0 win. The team followed up its big win with a 1-0 loss to Louisville on Sunday at Valley Fields.

Men?s Soccer (3-7-1, 0-4-1 C-USA)

? Senior forward Chris Lee led the Marquette men's soccer team to a 3-1 at Wis.-Green Bay on Wednesday. Lee recorded his third career hat trick. Sophomore Pat Knoelke served Lee a ball in which he beat a defender one-on-one and scored from five yards out at 27:27 for the first goal of the match. Lee scored on a penalty kick at 66:50, and he scored his third goal with three minutes left in the match. Lee broke away from a defender at midfield and was able to beat Wis.-Green Bay goalkeeper Pat Czuprynski with a 10 yard shot. The Marquette soccer team's comeback came up short on Sunday as East Carolina scored in overtime for a 3-2 win. Trailing 2-0, sophomore Matt Blouin scored on a shot from 15 yards away. Freshman Mike Manone scored his first career goal to tie the score at two and force overtime.

Volleyball (11-5, 1-2 C-USA)

? Marquette volleyball defeated Wis.-Green Bay, 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 30-24), on Tuesday in Green Bay, Wis. Junior outside hitter Theresa Coughlin led Marquette with 12 kills. Senior setter Sarah Vernon had 44 assists of 52 Marquette kills. Senior Libero Erin Freer had 12 digs. Senior Jamie Mueller played outside hitter for the first time this season and led the Golden Eagles to a 3-0 win over DePaul on Friday. Mueller had 10 kills for the night to lead a group of Marquette players with 10 or more kills. The Golden Eagles had a 30.1 hitting percentage, one tenth of a percent off its season high. Vernon led the cause with a 52.9 percent attack night in addition to her 40 assists and 11 kills. Mueller also had a double-double with 19 digs. Senior middle blocker Erica Heisser and Coughlin had 15 kills to round out the offensive numbers.

Congratulations ...

? Sophomore Alison Loughrin was named Conference USA Women?s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on October 4.

Games to Watch ...

Monday, Oct. 11

? Marquette golf returns to action for the fourth of five fall tournaments, playing in the Xavier Intercollegiate. Marquette finished second in this tournament last year.

Friday, Oct. 15

? The women?s tennis team begins play at the three-day Wolfpack Invitational in Raleigh, N.C.

? Volleyball steps on the road for its first Conference USA road match of the year, visiting USF at 7 p.m. EDT.

? Before heading over to the Al McGuire Center for Marquette Madness, check out the women?s soccer team as it hosts TCU at Valley Fields at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 16

? As Hoopsfest gets into full swing at the Al McGuire Center, the men?s tennis team hosts the two-day Marquette Invitational at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

? The men?s and women?s cross country teams take part in the Pre-Nationals event, held on the same course as November?s NCAA Championships, in Terre Haute, Ind.

? Volleyball concludes its southern swing with a match at UAB at 7 p.m.

? Men?s soccer plays its penultimate home contest of the season. It is the only time to catch the men?s team at home in October as it hosts Charlotte at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17

? The women?s soccer team hosts Houston at Valley Fields at noon while the men?s tennis team wraps up the Marquette Invitational to conclude the busy weekend in Marquette athletics.


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