Marquette Tops IUPUI, 3-1
Sept. 2, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Marquette women's volleyball team closed out the IUPUI Hampton Invitational on a high note as the Golden Eagles defeated the host Jaguars, 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16) on Saturday evening.
Redshirt junior Jenna Rosenthal and sophomore Allie Barber were named to the All-Tournament team as Rosenthal connected on 16 kills and hit .424 in the match, while Barber connected on a match-high 21 kills. Sophomore Lauren Speckman closed out a stellar setting weekend with 52 assists and her third double-double of the year with 13 digs, while freshman Marth Konovodoff collected 27 digs.
Marquette (3-3) won the first set, 25-19, but faltered in the second frame, 22-25. The Golden Eagles trailed IUPUI (2-5) 6-3 early in the third set and traded points with the Jaguars through a tie at 21-21. Barber and Werch helped score the final points for MU and closed the third with a 25-22 win. The Golden Eagles stormed out in the fourth set to win with ease, 25-16.
The Jaguars were led by Kori Waelbroeck with 14 kills as Jessica Helms added 21 digs.
The Golden Eagles will play their home opener on Friday, Sept. 8 hosting Loyola Chicago at 7 p.m. Central time at the Al McGuire Center as part of the annual Marquette Invitational.
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