Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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Volleyball (15-10, 7-5 BIG EAST)

? On the strength of senior Theresa Coughlin?s 28 kills, the Marquette volleyball team ended cross-town rival Wis.-Milwaukee?s 10-match win streak defeating the Panthers on Tuesday at the Klotsche Center, 3-1 (30-25, 25-30, 30-28, 30-24). Junior Jamie Mueller finished the night with her 11th double double of the season registering 17 kills and a near career-high 26 digs. A week removed from its last marathon match, the Marquette volleyball team took Friday?s match to five games to defeat BIG EAST Conference foe Seton Hall in the Al McGuire Center on senior night, 3-2 (24-30, 30-25, 24-30, 30-26, 15-12). BIG EAST Player of the Week Kim Todd nailed 35 kills setting a school record for individual kills in a match. Mueller ended the night with her 12th double double of the season with 16 kills and 17 digs.

Women?s Soccer (17-3-1)

? The 11th-ranked Marquette women's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 5 Notre Dame in the semifinal round of the BIG EAST Championship on Friday at Valley Fields. A school-record crowd of 2,111 witnessed a tremendous effort by the Golden Eagles, but they were unable to get a positive result. The Fighting Irish (18-2) got on the scoreboard in the 32nd minute in the first half, as Katie Thorlakson connected on a left-to-right diagonal, that hit off the right post. Jen Buczkowski registered the assist. Notre Dame went on to claim the BIG EAST Championship, defeating Connecticut 5-0 at Valley Fields on Sunday.

Men?s Soccer (5-11-1)

? In the season finale for the Marquette men's soccer team, the Golden Eagles lost to Wis.-Milwaukee, 4-0, at Valley Fields on Monday. UWM took the early advantage scoring in the eighth minute on a quick attack which started from behind the midline by Chris Lins. Like the case has been all season, Marquette had its chances. MU had 14 shots, five of which were on goal. An opportunity in the first half characterized the day for Marquette. Freshman Jamie Zarse knocked a shot just wide that freshman Dan Addis had flicked on, creating MU's best opportunity. UWM keeper Grant Fenstrum made the save, as he did five times on the evening.

Women?s Basketball

? Juniors Jasmine McCullough and Christina Quaye each scored 14 points, while sophomore Svetlana Kovalenko added 10, as Marquette beat Cardinal Stritch, 73-49, in the team's 2005-06 exhibition opener at the Al McGuire Center. McCullough, who was 7-for-10 from the floor, also added a game-high 12 rebounds for a double-double in 26 minutes of play. Marquette led by as many as 16 points in the first half, after a layup by Quaye made it, 32-16, with 5:52 left. Stritch trimmed the MU edge to just nine at the break, 36-27. For the game, Marquette shot 40.0 percent, on 30-of-75 from the floor ? including just 2-of-15 from the perimeter. But the Golden Eagles dominated the boards, out-rebounding Cardinal Stritch 59-27, including 26-7 on the offensive glass ? contributing to 26 second-chance points.

Golf

? The Marquette golf team moved from second to first to win the first ever BIG EAST/MAC Challenge, held in Winter Garden, Fla. The Golden Eagles shot a tournament best 276 in the final round to win the tournament by nine strokes. The win was MU's second tournament win of the season. Three Marquette golfers finished in the top 10, led by freshman Mike Van Sickle, who shot a final round 68 to finish at 211, in a tie for third. Senior Nathan Colson and sophomore Ted Gray each tied for ninth, finishing at 215. Senior Kyle Murphy also finished in the top 20, placing 15th at 220.

Congratulations ...

? Head coach Markus Roeders was named 2005 BIG EAST Coach of the Year on Thursday. Six Marquette players were named to the All-BIG EAST team. Senior Sarah Uyenishi and sophomores Laura Boyer and Christy Zwolski were honorable mention picks, while junior Meghan Connelly was a third team selection. Senior Julie Thompson and junior Michelle Pitzl were second team honorees.

? Sophomore Kim Todd was named BIG EAST Player of the Week for Volleyball on Monday, October 31.

Games to Watch ...

Thursday, November 10

? The Marquette men?s basketball team gets its 2005-06 season underway with an exhibition game against Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Center.

Friday, November 11

? The Marquette women?s soccer team will be in the NCAA Tournament at a date and time to be determined.

Saturday, November 12

? Volleyball starts its final road trip of the season, visiting Louisville at 2 p.m. EST.

Sunday, November 13

? Volleyball plays at Cincinnati at 2 p.m. EST.
? Women?s basketball hosts its final exhibition contest, taking on Wis.-Stout at 1 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.
? The second round of the NCAA women?s soccer tournament will be held on Sunday.

Also This Week ...

? The Marquette women?s soccer team will host an NCAA Tournament Selection Show party at the Annex on Monday afternoon, beginning at 3:30 p.m. All Marquette fans are invited to join the team.

National Rankings ...

Women?s Soccer ? 11th (NSCAA), 12th (Soccer Buzz), 11th (Soccer America)
Women?s Cross Country ? 23rd (Finishlynx)

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