Marquette Blanks Milwaukee, 3-0
Sept. 12, 2017
MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette women's volleyball team kept its winning streak over city-foe Milwaukee intact on Tuesday night as the Golden Eagles bested the Panthers in straight sets, (25-13, 25-23, 25-17) at the Klotsche Center.
Marquette (5-4) has now won 11 straight matches over Milwaukee dating back to 2008 and was paced by sophomore Allie Barber with 13 kills in tonight's win. Barber added a .458 hitting percentage. Redshirt junior Jenna Rosenthal also had a stellar night as she compiled seven kills with no errors for a .636 clip and nine blocks. Junior Anna Haak and freshman Hope Werch each added nine kills, while Marquette combined to hit a .372 mark as a team, holding the Panthers to just .118.
After winning the first set with ease, 25-13, Marquette and Milwaukee played a tighter second frame, trading points back-and-forth throughout. MU held an 18-16 lead after Barber connected on her ninth kills of the match, but the Panthers scored three points in-a-row to re-take a 19-18 advantage. After the Golden Eagles called timeout the match was tied at 23, but Anna Haak smashed down a kill and UWM committed two errors to help MU take the second, 25-23.
The Golden Eagles bounded out of the break with a powerful swing in the third set. MU combined to hit .448 in the frame, as Barber and Wercch each connected on four kills en route to a 25-17 win.
The Panthers (7-4) were led by Caitlin Schultz with 13 kills as Mykie Olsen collected 10 digs.
The Golden Eagles are back in action at fifth-ranked Wisconsin on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Central time. The squad will then face Southern Mississippi on Friday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. CT at the UW Fieldhouse in Madison.
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