Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Men?s Basketball (1-0)

? Marquette point guard Travis Diener scored a team-high 35 points on Tuesday in the team?s 78-65 win against Wis.-Stevens Point in the final exhibition game of the season. Eighteen of Diener?s points came in the first half when he was the only Golden Eagles to score in double digits. Marquette opened the 2004-05 regular season on Sunday with a 75-64 win over Western Carolina in the first round of the BCA Classic at Al McGuire Court at the Bradley Center. Led by Travis Diener's 27 points, the Golden Eagles used a second half comeback to secure the win. Marquette trailed 38-33 at the half. The Catamounts held the lead until Dameon Mason's lay-up at 13:41 gave Marquette a 46-44 advantage.

Women?s Basketball

? The Marquette women's basketball team opened its exhibition season with a 68-41 victory of BK Poprad Monday at the Al McGuire Center. Christina Quaye led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 17 points. Carolyn Kieger added eight assists for Marquette. On Sunday, Marquette never let Wisconsin AAU lead by more than seven points and made a last-minute comeback, but the Golden Eagles fell short in an exhibition loss, 60-55. It was Marquette?s final exhibition game as the Golden Eagles went 1-1 in preseason play.

Volleyball (20-6, 10-3 C-USA)

? After a game-one loss, Marquette stormed through the next three games to claim its 19th win of the season on Friday, defeating Charlotte, 3-1 (26-30, 30-26, 30-16, 30-26). Senior middle blocker Erica Heisser led Marquette to the victory. She had a team-high 18 kills and hit 38.1 percent. Freshman middle blocker Jenn Brown had 12 kills in 21 attacks with one error to lead the Marquette attack, hitting 52.4 percent for the night. On Saturday, Marquette concluded its regular season in fine fashion, defeating East Carolina, 3-1 (24-30, 30-27, 30-25, 30-24). Marquette finished the regular season in a three-way tie for second place with Cincinnati and TCU. Heisser led Marquette in kills for the second-straight night, landing a career-best 21 attacks.

Cross Country

? The Marquette women's cross country team made its case for an at-large bid to the upcoming NCAA Championship meet by turning in a fifth-place finish Saturday at the Great Lakes Regional meet in Ypsilanti, Mich. Junior Jodi Jakubek again led Marquette with a 19th place finish and a 6k time of 20:52.9. Freshman Cassie Peller was the team's next finisher taking 31st place (21:09.5). The Golden Eagles were rewarded with its fifth-straight NCAA Championships appearance. On the men's side, the Golden Eagles took 16th overall at the meet and was led by junior Brent Des Roches who took 38th overall with a time of 31:15.4.

Congratulations ...

? Senior setter Sarah Vernon was named Conference USA Setter-of-the-Week on Monday, Nov. 8. It was Vernon?s third selection as Setter-of-the-Week by the Conference USA office and it was Marquette?s fourth C-USA Player-of-the-Week selection this season.

Games to Watch ...

Monday, Nov. 15

? The BCA Classic continues at Al McGuire Court at the Bradley Center, with games beginning at noon. Marquette plays Illinois State at 7:30 in the second round.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

? The BCA Classic concludes at the Bradley Center, with games getting underway at noon. Marquette will play at either Air Force or in the Mississippi the final round.

Friday, Nov. 19

? Men?s basketball hosts the Pepsi Blue and Gold Classic with Binghamton taking on Kent State at 5:30 p.m. Marquette meets Sam Houston State at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 20

? Women?s basketball begins its regular season at 2 p.m., taking on Wis.-Milwaukee at the Al McGuire Center

? The final round of the Pepsi Blue and Gold Classic takes place at the Bradley Center. Games are held at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

? Volleyball begins its quest for the C-USA title in the quarterfinal round against either Tulane or Charlotte at 8 p.m. EST in Louisville, Ky.

Sunday, Nov. 21

? Women?s basketball plays for the second time in as many days, taking on IUPUI at 4 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.

? If volleyball wins its C-USA quarterfinal match, it will advance to the semifinal round at 7 p.m. EST.

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