Marquette Falls to No. 13 Kentucky, 3-1
Sept. 10, 2017
MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University women's volleyball team fell 3-1 to No. 13 Kentucky (25-23, 26-24, 25-23, 25-23) on Sunday afternoon in the closing match of the 2017 Marquette Invitational.
Sophomore Allie Barber paced the Golden Eagles (4-4) with 21 kills at a .488 clip, joined in double-digit kills by freshman Hope Werch (12 kills, 11 digs) and redshirt junior Jenna Rosenthal (10 kills, four blocks).
The Wildcats (7-2) were led by Leah Edmond with 26 kills and Madison Lilley with 65 assists.
After dropping the first set 25-23, Marquette rallied for a set two victory in an exciting 26-24 finish. Set three followed suit for another narrow decision (25-23) to pave the way for the Wildcats to take set four by another two-point differential (25-23). Each set was tight from start to finish with neither team leading by more than five points in any of the four frames.
It will be a quick turnaround for the Golden Eagles as they will travel to take on cross-city foe Milwaukee on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Central time before heading west to in-state rival and sixth-ranked Wisconsin on Thursday, Sept. 14.
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