Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Volleyball (16-12)

? Four Marquette players registered double-digit kills including a team high 15 kills from First Team All-BIG EAST selection sophomore Kim Todd, but it was not enough as the Marquette volleyball team was defeated by seventh ranked Louisville Friday evening in the first round of the 2005 BIG EAST Conference Tournament at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Senior Theresa Coughlin added 12 and sophomore Jenn Brown and junior Jamie Mueller each contributed 10 kills in the effort. Mueller added 10 digs for her 13th double double of the season.

Women?s Soccer (19-4-1)

? The 12th ranked Marquette women's soccer team's magical 2005 season came to an end at the hands of No. 4 UCLA in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. The Golden Eagles lost their bid to earn a spot in the 2005 NCAA College Cup, dropping a 4-0 decision to the Bruins at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles. UCLA found the back of the net just 2:32 into the match, as Kara Lang tallied her 14th goal of the season. Jill Oakes earned the assist. It was the lone score of the first half. Sophomore Laura Boyer made eight saves for the Golden Eagles.

Women?s Basketball (2-0)

? Senior Carolyn Kieger scored 15 points ? all in the last 10 minutes of the second half ? as Marquette rallied for a 54-46 win at Evansville in the season opener on Friday. She was 3-for-4 from the floor in the second half, including a key three-pointer in the far corner with just under two minutes to play, that helped seal the win for the Golden Eagles. Juniors Jasmine McCullough and Christina Quaye each tallied double-digits in the scoring column, contributing 14 and 11 points, respectively. Quaye led four players in double-figures with 17 points, as Marquette cruised to a 72-58 win over Oakland on Sunday at the Al McGuire Center. McCullough scored 14 points and grabbed five boards, while Kieger added 12 points, seven boards and eight assists and junior Danielle Kamm chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Men?s Basketball (1-1)

? Starting three freshmen, Marquette overcame a tough Rice team for an 82-65 victory Friday night in the first round of the Pepsi Blue & Gold Classic. All three freshmen played a role in the victory. Dominic James scored a team-high 16 points, handed out nine assists and grabbed six rebounds. Fellow freshmen Jerel McNeal added 14 points and Wesley Matthews chipped in seven points. On Saturday, senior Steve Novak had 17 points and James added 15 as Marquette dropped a 71-64 decision to Winthrop in the championship game of the 44th Annual Pepsi Blue & Gold Classic at the Bradley Center. Overall, Marquette shot 48.8 percent from the floor (21-43), including 42.9 percent from beyond the arc (9-21). They were 13-for-16 from the charity stripe. MU committed 15 turnovers ? just five in the second half ? while dishing out 13 assists. Winthrop shot just 35.1 percent from the floor.

Congratulations ...

? The Marquette Volleyball team picked up two BIG EAST honors on Thursday at the 2005 BIG EAST Volleyball Banquet as sophomore outside hitter/middle blocker Kim Todd was named First Team All-BIG EAST and senior outside hitter Theresa Coughlin was named to the second team.

Games to Watch ...

Monday, November 21

? The Marquette women?s cross country team competes for a national title in the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., at 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, November 23

? The men?s basketball team opens up play in the Great Alaska Shootout, taking on Eastern Washington at 9:45 p.m. AST (12:45 a.m. Thursday morning, Milwaukee time).

Friday, November 25

? Women?s basketball plays Northern Colorado in Bozeman, Mont., at 5 p.m. MST as part of a four-team tournament.
? Men?s basketball plays either Oral Roberts or USC in the second round of the Great Alaska Shootout.
? Volleyball hosts its third tournament of the season at the Al McGuire Center. MU plays Western Michigan at 7 p.m. on the first day of the tourney.

Saturday, November 26

? Women?s basketball plays either Boise State or Montana State in Bozeman, Mont., in the final round of their tournament.
? Men?s basketball plays its final contest in the Great Alaska Shootout.
? Volleyball finishes its season hosting Valparaiso at the Al McGuire Center, concluding its four-team tournament.

National Rankings ...

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

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