Golden Eagles Fall at Wichita State, 3-0

Sept. 3, 2016

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WICHITA, Kansas--Taylor Louis and Jenna Rosenthal earned all-tournament honors, but the Marquette University women's volleyball team concluded the Shocker Volleyball Classic with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-20) loss to the host school Wichita State on Saturday evening.

Louis and Rosenthal led MU's offense with 13 and nine kills respectively in the match, while Louis posted her second double-double of the year adding 12 digs as she averaged 4.50 kills and 2.80 digs for the weekend and Rosenthal hit a stellar .455 clip through the three matches.

Against the Shockers senior Sara Blasier tallied her second straight double-double as she dished out 28 assists and 11 digs for Marquette (4-2), while fellow senior Lauren Houg collected 18 digs.

The Golden Eagles opened the first set and kept pace with Wichita State, but following a timeout, the Shockers burst out to a 17-8 lead as MU called its final timeout.

In the second set, Marquette opened to a 7-2 advantage that had Wichita State call and early timeout and the Golden Eagles took advantage of two kills from Blasier and a pair of miscues from the Shockers, which extended the lead to 13-9. After a media timeout the tables turned and Wichita State scored four consecutive points and matched the score at 19. The teams traded points in the final plays of the set, but the Shockers' Abbie Lehman knocked down consecutive kills and Wichita State won the set, 25-22.

The third set was played tighter to open and WSU held a 15-13 lead into the media timeout, but held MU down and the Golden Eagles called timeout trailing 19-15 after a hitting error. Four errors halted MU in the final plays of the third set and Wichita State won, 25-20 and earned the match victory.

Marquette hit just .143 in the game with 59 digs and six team blocks, while the Shockers (3-2) combined to hit .280 and collected 75 digs.

The Golden Eagles play another two-day tournament on the road as they travel to Lexington, Kentucky next weekend and will face Saint Louis, Virginia and Kentucky.

 

 

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