Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Volleyball (10-9, 3-4 BIG EAST)

? Senior outside hitter Theresa Coughlin, junior outside hitter Jamie Mueller and sophomore middle blocker Tiffany Helmbrecht each nailed double-figure kills as the Marquette volleyball team defeated instate rival Wis.-Green Bay, 3-1 (30-28, 23-30, 30-18, 30-27), on Wednesday in the Al McGuire Center. Helmbrecht ended the evening hitting 58.8 percent, posting 11 kills. Coughlin and Mueller notched another match of double figured kills with 18 and 17, respectively. Coughlin nailed 29 kills, tying her career best number, but it was not enough as the Marquette volleyball team fell to Syracuse, 3-1 (27-30, 24-30, 31-29, 21-30).

Women?s Soccer (14-2-1, 7-2 BIG EAST)

? The 12th-ranked women?s soccer team picked up its 13th win of the season on Friday, 4-3, at Cincinnati. Junior Meghan Connelly keyed the Marquette offense, tallying the first hat trick of her collegiate career, while also recording an assist. Connelly scored in the ninth, 22nd, and 51st minutes and assisted on a goal by team-leading scorer Christy Zwolski in the 16th minute. Julie Thompson's goal with 17 seconds remaining in overtime helped propel the Golden Eagles past Louisville, 2-1, on Sunday in Louisville, Ky. After Louisville went up 1-0 in the 15th minute, Connelly struck again, tying the score on an unassisted goal in the 72nd minute. Thompson strike in the 110th minute won the match.

Men?s Soccer (5-6-1, 1-5-1 BIG EAST)

? Freshman forward Jamie Zarse came off the bench and scored shortly after his entry, leading Marquette to a 1-0 win over Wis.-Green Bay on Wednesday. Zarse netted his first-career goal in the 33rd minute placing a shot to the near post from six yards out. He was the benefactor of a brilliant cross from junior forward Ryan Nikchevich after a throw-in from sophomore Mike Carlson. MU held that lead for the remainder of the contest. The Golden Eagles played well on defense and had offensive chances later in the contest. Zarse had a shot at a second goal as he one-timed a ball just wide in the second half after a smart entry from junior Bryan Dahlquist. Marquette?s match with Providence, scheduled for Saturday, October 16, was postponed due to a week?s worth of heavy rain. The match will be rescheduled.

Cross Country

? The no. 25 ranked women's team finished 11th in the White race at the Pre-NCAA Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday, totalling 342 points. Michaela Courtney was the first MU runner to cross the finish line, finishing 30th overall while clocking a time of 21:18 for the six-kilometer course. The 2-5 finishers for the Golden Eagles crossed the line within 13 seconds of each other. On the men's side, the Golden Eagles finished 33rd overall as a team in the White race, compiling 845 points. Josh Pinter was MU's first finisher, crossing the line in 154th place, covering the five-mile course in a time of 25:40.

Men?s Tennis

? The Marquette men?s tennis hosted its fall tournament at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium. On Sunday, sophomore Pete Van Lieshout outplayed NIU?s Sean Hayes, 6-3, 6-2, to win the consolation bracket. Senior Eigis Vedrickas played the Husky?s Brian Livingston for the Open Division Championship. Vedrickas got down in the first set, losing 6-3. He fought back in the second but his effort was not enough to force a third set, losing the set 7-6. Freshman Eric Fleming played for the title in the B Draw but was unable to establish a rhythm against Northern Illinois? David Katz. Katz swept the first set, 6-0, and then took the second, 6-2.

Games to Watch ...

Wednesday, October 19

? The Marquette golf hits the road to take on Wisconsin in Madison at 7 p.m. The Golden Eagles play for the first time after an impromptu week off.

Thursday, October 20

? Three members of the women?s tennis team will compete in singles action in East Lansing, Mich., as part of the six-day ITA Midwest Championship.

Friday, October 21

? The women?s soccer team plays Syracuse at Valley Fields at 7 p.m. on senior night.

Saturday, October 22

? The men?s golf team heads to the nation?s capitol to take part in the Hoya Intercollegiate.
? Volleyball heads east to take on St. John?s in Queens, N.Y., at 2 p.m. EDT.
? Men?s soccer hosts Georgetown in a pivotal BIG EAST contest at 7 p.m. at Valley Fields.

Sunday, October 23

? The golf team wraps up its play in the Hoya Intercollegiate.
? Volleyball takes on Connecticut in Storrs at 2 p.m. EDT.
? Women?s soccer plays its final regular-season game against St. John?s at 1 p.m. at Valley Fields.

National Rankings ...

Women?s Soccer ? 14th (NSCAA), 17th (Soccer Buzz), 12th (Soccer America)
Women?s Cross Country ? 25th (Finishlynx)

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