Marquette Athletics Weekly Report
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The Week in Review ...
? The Al McGuire Center was filled with almost 4,000 fans Wednesday night, turning out to see the men?s basketball team roll past Lewis 96-62 in the teams? first exhibition contest. Senior Travis Diener earned his third career pre-season double-double, scoring 29 points and adding 13 assists. Diener scored early and had 20 by halftime.
Women?s Soccer (12-8-1)
? Marquette moved on to the semifinal round of the Conference USA Tournament after beating Charlotte 2-1 on Wednesday in St. Louis, Mo. Sophomore Kristie Matola scored first to put Marquette up, 1-0. Later in the match, sophomore Megan Connelly scored Marquette?s final mark. Marquette advanced to the semifinal round of the C-USA Tournament where it faced UAB on Thursday. The Blazers prevailed, 2-0.
Men?s Soccer (6-11-1, 2-6-1 C-USA)
? On Wednesday, Marquette finished its home season taking on Wisconsin. The Golden Eagles scored frequently, but lost to Wisconsin, 5-3. Sophomore Matt Blouin scored first to put Marquette up, 1-0. After five Wisconsin goals, Marquette put up a furious comeback. Junior Blair Kohlmeyer and sophomore Alex Biel scored in the comeback. In the season finale, Marquette defeated Cincinnati on Sunday, 2-1. Seniors Danny Mullin and Chris Lee scored in their final collegiate contest.
Volleyball (18-6, 8-3 C-USA)
? Junior outside hitter Theresa Coughlin had 16 kills and senior Libero Erin Freer had 20 digs as Marquette defeated Tulane on Friday, 3-0. For the match, Marquette had 73 digs on a night in which each dig generated donations to the Milwaukee Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. As a result, Marquette raised over $4,500 in donations. On Saturday, Marquette defeated Southern Miss, 3-0, in the final home volleyball contest of the season. Junior outside hitter Theresa Coughlin led Marquette with 14 kills.
? After taking an unexpected trip to the doubles finals of the 29th Annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic, Marquette men?s tennis duo Troy Delmege and Pete Van Lieshout fell, 8-4, to Arizona State?s Andy Columbo and Jonathan Kinsella on Sunday. Delmege and Van Lieshout defeated second-seed Justin Hoevler and Adam Schaechterle of Northwestern on their way to the tournament final.
? Freshman Maria Calbeto and sophomore Callan Smith had a strong run in the consolation bracket of the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, advancing to the semifinal round. Freshman Erin Watkins and sophomore Francina Bonnelly advanced to the second round of the Milwaukee Tennis Classic.
? Freshman Ted Gray shot a second round 68 and a third round 69 to finish second in the 49er Collegiate Classic in Huntersville, N.C. Gray led Marquette to an eighth place team finish.
? Junior Julie Thompson was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and senior Katie Bissen was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.
? Junior Julie Thompson was named first-team All-Conference USA. Senior goalkeeper Katie Bissen and sophomore defender Ashley George were both named second-team All-C-USA. Sophomore forward Megan Connelly was named third-team All-C-USA. Maureen Kole was named to the league?s All-Freshman team.
? Head women?s soccer coach Markus Roeders was named Conference USA Coach-of-the-Decade. Former student-athlete Kate Gordon was named Co-Player-of-the-Decade. Also named to the All-Decade team from Marquette were Kelly Roethe and Rhegan Hyppio.
? Sophomore Alison Loughrin was named to the CoSIDA Women?s Soccer Academic All-District V Second Team.
? Marquette senior Travis Diener was selected as a pre-season candidate for the Naismith Trophy. The Naismith Trophy, along with the John R. Wooden Award, are the most prestigious national awards presented annually to the men?s player of the year.
Games to Watch ...
Monday, Nov. 8
? Women?s basketball begins its exhibition season against BK Poprad at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 9
? Men?s basketball plays its final exhibition against Wis.-Stevens Point at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Center.
Friday, Nov. 12
? Volleyball begins its final weekend of the season, playing at Charlotte at 7 p.m. EST.
Saturday, Nov. 13
? The cross country teams attempt to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the Great Lakes Regional race in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Sunday, Nov. 14
? Women?s basketball plays an exhibition contest against Wisconsin AAU at 2 p.m.
? Men?s basketball begins its regular season as part of the BCA Classic. Marquette plays Western Carolina at 8 p.m. The first of four games in the BCA Classic begins at noon at the Bradley Center.
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