Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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REMINDER: The Marquette men's soccer team WILL PLAY Wis.-Milwaukee tonight at 7 p.m. at Valley Fields as schedule.

The Week in Review ...

Volleyball (13-10, 6-5 BIG EAST)

? For the first time this season, the Marquette volleyball team won both BIG EAST matches in a weekend. Four Golden Eagles tallied double-figured kills as Marquette earned a critical BIG EAST Conference victory defeating Villanova in five games, 3-2 (30-18, 30-22, 24-30, 29-31, 17-15), on Friday. Sophomore Kimberley Todd was just shy of a triple double tallying 22 kills, 13 digs and nine blocks. MU recorded its third straight win and its first BIG EAST weekend sweep on Sunday in the Al McGuire Center defeating Rutgers, 3-0 (30-23, 30-28, 30-22). Collectively, the Golden Eagles outkilled the Scarlet Knights 58-42 with three Golden Eagles, Senior Theresa Coughlin (11 kills), junior Jamie Mueller (15 kills) and Todd (17 kills), notching double figure kills.

Women?s Soccer (17-2-1)

? Christy Zwolski's goal with just 1:15 left in regulation propelled the 11th-ranked Golden Eagles to a 2-1 victory over Louisville in the quarterfinal round of the 2005 BIG EAST Championship on Sunday. After a Louisville goal in the seventh minute, MU scored the equalizer late in the second half. After a throw-in, junior Meghan Connelly dribbled into the box and was taken down by a Louisville defender and whistled for a foul. MU took advantage of the ensuing penalty kick, as Julie Thompson netted the score. As time was winding down in the second half, Thompson and Lindsay Michuda set up the gamewinner by Zwolski, left-to-right, as the sophomore from Libertyville, Ill. slipped her shot past Cardinal goalkeeper Deana Weintraub at the 88:45 mark. The win was also the 150th career victory for head coach Markus Roeders. In his 10th season at MU, he has compiled a 150-55-16 (.715) overall record.

Men?s Soccer (5-10-1, 1-8-1 BIG EAST)

? The 14th-ranked Seton Hall men's soccer team defeated the Marquette men's soccer team, 3-1, on Wednesday. MU converted on one of its many chances in the 86th minute, when freshman Nick Kay scored his first career goal, catching Pirate goalkeeper Ian Joyce off-guard in front of his box, and took a shot that sailed over his head. On Saturday, Marquette bounced back after being down two goals, but lost to West Virginia, 3-1. Junior Bryan Dahlquist collected a cross to the far post from senior Blair Kohlmeyer. Dahlquist second half strike came from six yards out to cut the deficit to one.

Cross Country

? The 29th-ranked Marquette women's cross country team placed third, while the men's squad finished eighth today at the BIG EAST Championship, held at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y., on Friday. In the women's race, the Golden Eagles tallied 105 points. Notre Dame, the No. 4 ranked team nationally, captured the team title with 34 points. Providence was second, with 59 points. Leading the way for MU was Cassie Peller, who finished 14th overall in a time of 21:49 for the six-kilometer course. By virtue of her top 15 finish, Peller was named to the all-conference team. Marquette's strength came in their pack, as the 1-6 finishers were all within 30 seconds of each other. On the men's side, the Golden Eagles totalled 238 points. Notre Dame captured the team crown, compiling 31 points. David Henderson was MU's top finisher, crossing the line in 35th place in a time of 25:55.

Golf

? The Marquette golf team placed eighth at the 49er Collegiate Classic. Senior Nathan Colson had the best finish for any MU golfer. He placed in a tie for 12th, shooting a 10-over, 226, for the event.

Congratulations ...

? Sophomore Cassie Peller was named All-Conference at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships by virtue of her 15th place finish at the event.

Games to Watch ...

Monday, October 31

? The Marquette men's soccer game with Wis.-Milwaukee, scheduled for Monday, October 31 at 7 p.m. at Valley Fields will occur as scheduled. It is the final contest of the season for Marquette.

Tuesday, November 1

? The Marquette volleyball team follows up the soccer team in a contest with Wis.-Milwaukee. MU visits UWM at 7 p.m. at the Klotsche Center.

Friday, November 4

? Marquette hosts the BIG EAST Women?s Soccer Championship. West Virginia plays Connecticut at 2:30 p.m. at Valley Fields. Marquette hosts Notre Dame at 5 p.m. at Valley Fields in the semifinal round.
? Volleyball holds it senior night, hosting Seton Hall at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.

Saturday, November 5

? The Marquette golf team hosts the BIG EAST/MAC Challenge at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla. First round tee times are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. EST.
? Women?s basketball opens its exhibition season, taking on Cardinal Stritch at 7 p.m. at ?The Al.?

Sunday, November 6

? The golf team wraps up the BIG EAST/MAC Challenge at 8:30 a.m. EST.
? The BIG EAST Women?s Soccer Championship match will be held at Valley Fields at 11 a.m. The winners of the semifinal round will compete for the league?s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

National Rankings ...

Women?s Soccer ? 12th (NSCAA), 14th (Soccer Buzz), 11th (Soccer America)
Women?s Cross Country ? 29th (Finishlynx)

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