Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Women?s Soccer (19-3-1)

? Freshman Katie Kelly's first half goal proved to be the eventual gamewinner, as 12th ranked Marquette ? the no. 4 seed in the Upper Right quadrant ? advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 victory over no. 24 Wisconsin Friday in Valley Fields. Kelly's goal, off a free kick in the 37th minute, was set up after Lindsay Michuda was fouled about 40 yards from the UW goal. The freshman defender put the ensuing ball on goal and Badger goalkeeper Lynn Murray let it slip pass the goal line. Marquette earned a 1-0 victory over Wis.-Milwaukee at Valley Fields on Sunday in the second round to advance to the third round for the first time in school history. Junior Meghan Connelly scored with 20 seconds remaining to earn MU the win and a meeting with UCLA in the third round.

Volleyball (16-11, 8-5 BIG EAST)

? The Marquette volleyball team?s five-match win streak came to an end on Saturday as the Golden Eagles lost at No. 7 Louisville, 3-1 (23-30, 18-30, 30-28, 23-30). Collectively Louisville hit 42.5 percent for the match compared to the Marquette?s 17.3 hitting percentage. Junior Jamie Mueller led Marquette with 23 kills and reigning BIG EAST Player of the week Kim Todd added 15 kills, 10 digs and four service aces. MU wrapped up its regular BIG EAST Conference season with a 3-0 sweep (30-26, 30-16, 30-24) of Cincinnati. Senior Theresa Coughlin led the Golden Eagles with 13 kills and three service aces. Sophomore Tiffany Helmbrecht and Mueller each contributed 10 kills while Mueller tallied 14 digs for her 13th double double of the season.

Cross Country

? The 23rd-ranked women's team placed sixth overall, totalling 208 points at the Great Lakes Regional. Third-ranked Michigan captured the race, with 52 points, followed by No. 4 Notre Dame, Wisconsin, No. 22 Butler, and No. 30 Michigan State. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was Michaela Courtney, who finished in 26th place overall. She clocked 22:04.4 for the six-kilometer course. On the men's side, the Golden Eagles finished 20th overall, compiling 567 points. Wisconsin captured the team title, with 49 points. Kyle Saginus was the first MU runner to cross the line, in 69th place. He covered the 10-kilometer course in a time of 33:09.5.

Women?s Basketball

? Junior Christina Quaye scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, leading four Golden Eagles in double-digits in scoring, as Marquette wrapped up a 2-0 preseason exhibition slate with a 80-58 win over Wis.-Stout on Sunday at the Al McGuire Center. The sophomore forward also grabbed six rebounds in 20 minutes of play. Danielle Kamm and Jasmine McCullough tallied 10 points apiece, while combining for 11 rebounds. Freshman Krystal Ellis also had a solid game, contributing nine points, four rebounds, two assists and five steals in 16 minutes of play.

Men?s Basketball

? The Marquette men?s basketball team opened up their exhibition season defeating Michigan Tech, 71-66, at the Bradley Center in front of a crowd of 10,353 on Monday. Freshman Wesley Matthews led all Marquette scorers with 19 points. Four players had 10 or more points. Freshman Dominic James added 15. Jerel McNeal scored 11 and Dan Fitzgerald added 10 points for MU.

Congratulations ...

? Sophomore outside hitter/middle blocker Kim Todd earned her second consecutive BIG EAST Player of the Week honor announced on November 7. Todd becomes just the second BIG EAST player to earn the honor back-to-back weeks since Notre Dame?s Lauren Brewster earned repeat honors on September 5 and 12.

Games to Watch ...

Monday, November 14

? The Marquette men?s basketball team finishes its exhibition season, hosting Wis.-Whitewater at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Center.

Friday, November 18

? The Marquette women?s basketball team begins its regular season, visiting Evansville at 5 p.m. EST.
? The Marquette volleyball team opens play in the BIG EAST Tournament, playing at Louisville in the quarterfinal round at 6 p.m. EST.
? The 44th Pepsi Blue & Gold Classic opens with Winthrop taking on IUPUI at 5:30 p.m. The men?s basketball team opens up its regular season in the tournament taking on Rice at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 19

? Volleyball, should it advance, would play in the BIG EAST semifinals in Louisville, Ky.
? Men?s basketball hosts the finals of the Blue & Gold at 5:30 and 8 p.m.
? Women?s soccer plays for the first time in the third round of the NCAA Women?s Soccer tournament, visiting fourth ranked UCLA in Los Angeles at 6 p.m. PST.

Sunday, November 20

? Women?s basketball has its home opener at 2 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center, hosting Oakland.
? The championship match of the BIG EAST Volleyball Tournament will be held in Louisville, Ky.

National Rankings ...

Women?s Soccer ? 12th (NSCAA), 14th (Soccer Buzz), 13th (Soccer America)
Women?s Cross Country ? 23rd (Finishlynx)


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