Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Women?s Soccer (10-6-1, 6-2-1 C-USA)

? Junior Heather Goranson's goal was all the Marquette women's soccer team needed to secure a road win against Memphis on Friday night. Goranson's goal came at 19:28 on a cross from junior Julie Thompson. Marquette goalkeeper Katie Bissen recorded two saves in her sixth shutout of this season. Goranson also scored on Sunday to give Marquette a 1-0 win over Tulane. It was Marquette's fourth-straight win and it clinched a spot in the Conference USA Tournament. Bissen recorded her second straight shutout and had four saves.

Men?s Soccer (4-9-1, 1-6-1 C-USA)

? The Marquette men's soccer team dropped a tough 2-1 decision at DePaul on Wednesday afternoon. The teams played even soccer until Marquette broke through and scored first at 78:59. Blue Demon goalkeeper Brian Allen blocked a shot by freshman Mike Carlson and sophomore Matt Blouin retrieved the rebound and quickly turned a shot from five yards out. The men?s soccer team came up with a huge win on Saturday, defeating 11th-ranked USF, 1-0. Blouin was the scorer again for Marquette. Marquette survived a scare in the 88th minute when freshman Andy Kroll saved a penalty kick by USF's Christian Jimenez.

Volleyball (15-5, 5-2 C-USA)

? Senior Libero Erin Freer broke the school career record for digs as Marquette defeated Houston, 3-1 (25-30, 30-17, 30-26, 30-24) on Friday. Freer tied and broke the record with her seventh and eighth digs early in game two. Freer passed Keelyn Krill who previously owned the record with 1,234. Additionally, freshman middle blocker Jenn Brown set the school record for assisted blocks in a match with 12. She had 14 total blocks for the night. On Saturday, Marquette shut down TCU?s potent offensive attack and claimed a 3-0 (30-24, 30-20, 30-22) win for its sixth-straight victory. The Golden Eagles defense proved to be the difference as Marquette dug 58 TCU attacks, led by a match high 18 from Freer.

Men?s Tennis

? The men?s tennis duo of freshman Brett Binkley and senior Troy Delmege improved their record to 4-0 after a win on Friday at the ITA Indoor Midwest Regional Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich. The pair defeated Butler?s Scott Newmark and Parker Ross, 9-7, in the qualifying draw, advancing to the tournament?s main draw. In the main draw, Binkley and Delmege lost in the first round to Matt Christian and Adam Schaechterle of Northwestern, 8-6.


Congratulations ...

? Freshman outside hitter Kimberley Todd was named C-USA Volleyball Player-of-the-Week on Monday, Oct. 18.


Games to Watch ...

Tuesday, Oct. 26

? Coming off its win over 11th-ranked USF, Marquette takes on Wis.-Milwaukee to determine this year?s winner of the Milwaukee Cup. The match is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Engelmann Field.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

? The women?s soccer team plays its final regular season home contest of the year as it hosts Wisconsin in a non-conference tilt at 7 p.m. at Valley Fields. The team?s four-match win streak is on the line.

Friday, Oct. 29

? Men?s soccer finishes October like it spent most of the month, on the road. The team visits Wright State in Dayton at 7 p.m. EDT.

? Volleyball takes its six-match win streak on the road as it visits Memphis at 7 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn. The Golden Eagles are a half-match behind Memphis for third place in the league?s standings.

Saturday, Oct. 30

? The men?s and 30th-ranked women?s cross country teams compete for the Conference USA title in Chicago. The women are seeking their fifth-straight title, while the men are out to defend their crown.

? Both volleyball and women?s soccer play at Saint Louis at 7 p.m. For the women?s soccer team, it is the final regular season contest.


Also This Week ...

? The Marquette women?s basketball team will have an open scrimmage at the Al McGuire Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25. The men will have an open scrimmage on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

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