Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Volleyball (11-10, 4-5 BIG EAST)

? The Marquette volleyball team kept it close, taking three of four games into extra points, but St. John?s prevailed and downed the Golden Eagles 3-1 (30-32, 29-31, 32-30, 21-30), on Saturday. Junior Jamie Mueller led the way for Marquette with career-high and match-leading 26 kills, hitting 36.4 percent for the match, and added 16 digs for her eighth double double of the season. Senior Theresa Coughlin tallied 16 kills and Todd contributed 11 kills and five blocks. Led by Mueller and sophomore Kim Todd who registered 16 and 14 kills, respectively, the Marquette volleyball team defeated Connecticut, 3-1, at the Gampel Pavilion. With the win, head coach Pati Rolf earned her 60th win at Marquette and her 370th career win.

Women?s Soccer (16-2-1, 9-2 BIG EAST)

? Senior Sarah Uyenishi's goal in the 101st minute propelled No. 11 Marquette to a 2-1 victory over Syracuse on Friday at Valley Fields. The defender collected a pass from freshman Katie Kelly in the corner to deliver her third goal of the season. Junior Lauren Weber scored MU?s first goal, crossing her shot from right to the left post at the 70:37 mark. On Sunday, Weber tallied two goals, pacing MU to a 3-0 victory at home against St. John's. MU finished the regular season with a 16-2-1 overall record. MU also went undefeated at home and earned the no. 2 seed from Division A and a first round bye in the 10-team BIG EAST Tournament.

Men?s Soccer (5-8-1, 1-6-1 BIG EAST)

? A penalty kick goal in the 15th minute by Wisconsin forced the Marquette men?s soccer team to play catch up, and ultimately lose to Wisconsin, 3-0, on Wednesday. While pressing forward Marquette created opportunities, keeping the shot totals close, with 10 to Wisconsin's 11. The Badgers responded with two breakaway goals in the final nine minutes to secure the win. On Saturday, MU couldn't capitalize on several second half chances and fell to Georgetown, 1-0. Despite several opportunities in the first half for Marquette, Georgetown struck with the match's first goal in the 35th minute. Georgetown?s Dan Grasso took a turnover deep in the MU end and looped a shot over goalkeeper Steven Grow.


? Thanks to the best final round score of the day, Marquette moved up from fifth to finish third at the Hoya Invitational at the Landsdowne Golf Center in Williamsburg, Va. For the 36-hole event, Marquette shot eight-over, 584. The Golden Eagles were six shots behind first-place Eastern Michigan's 578. Senior Kyle Murphy was one stroke away from winning medalist honors. He shot 70 in both rounds, including the final round, totaling 140 (four-under par). He trailed Eastern Michigan's Graham Hill, who shot 139.

Women?s Tennis

? Sophomore Erin Watkins competed in singles and doubles, with junior Dominika Dabrowski, at the ITA Midwest Regional tournament, which began, Thursday. Watkins won her first singles match but was eliminated in the second round. The doubles team fared the same way on Friday, going 1-1 at the event.

Men?s Tennis

? The Marquette men?s tennis sent three players to the ITA Midwest Regional, which began Thursday. Freshman Steven Shao and sophomore Brett Binkley lost in the first round on Thursday, and the doubles team of senior Eigis Vedrickas and Binkley lost in their first round on Friday. Vedrickas lost in singles in his first round match on Saturday, to Matt Baccarini of Ball State, the no. 6 seed in the tournament.

Congratulations ...

? Junior midfielder Meghan Connelly was named the BIG EAST Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, Oct. 17, after an outstanding weekend for the Golden Eagles in which she scored four goals and an assist. She was also named to the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz national teams of the week.

Games to Watch ...

Monday, October 24

? The Marquette golf team begins the second of consecutive tournaments, taking part in the 49er Collegiate Classic in Charlotte, N.C.

Tuesday, October 25

? Play concludes at the 49er Collegiate Classic.

Wednesday, October 26

? The men?s soccer team faces Seton Hall in South Orange, N.J., at 2 p.m. EDT.

Friday, October 28

? The men?s and women?s cross country teams have the first shot to bring home BIG EAST titles at the BIG EAST Championship in Van Courtland Park in Bronx, N.Y. The women?s race starts at 12:30 p.m. EDT, with the men?s race following at 1:20 p.m. EDT.
? Volleyball hosts Villanova at the Al McGuire Center at 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 29

? Men?s soccer hosts West Virginia at Valley Fields at 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 30

? Women?s soccer hosts Louisville in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Tournament at Valley Fields at 1 p.m. The winner moves to the semifinal round at Valley Fields on Friday, Nov. 4.
? Volleyball hosts Rutgers at 2 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.

National Rankings

Women?s Soccer ? 13th (NSCAA), 15th (Soccer Buzz), 11th (Soccer America)
Women?s Cross Country ? 29th (Finishlynx)


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