Marquette Takes Down Seton Hall, 3-1

Oct. 8, 2016

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.--Taylor Louis recorded her fifth double-double and Jenna Rosenthal tallied 10 blocks as the Marquette University women's volleyball team defeated Seton Hall 3-1 (25-8, 21-25, 25-14, 25-17) on Saturday night in Walsh Gymnasium.

Louis' double-double came on 19 kills with 13 digs, while Rosenthal notched eight kills to go along with 10 total blocks. Redshirt senior Meghan Niemann landed nine kills, while freshman Allie Barber totaled eight kills and hit .467.

Senior Sara Blasier handed out 38 assists, while classmate Lauren Houg collected 16 digs.

Marquette (15-4, 5-2) hit a strong .302 clip in the match, while holding the Pirates (9-11, 3-4) to just a .092 hitting percentage, while owning the edge in blocking with 15 total blocks, allowing Seton Hall to record just three.

The Golden Eagles made quick work of Seton Hall in the first set winning 25-8 behind six kills from Louis as they allowed just three kills from Seton Hall, holding the Pirates to a -.189 hitting percentage.

After falling 25-23 in the second set, MU returned out of the break to lead 9-4 in the third set, which forced SHU to call timeout. Out of the break, the Golden Eagles' attack stayed strong and freshman Madeline Mosher was about to land three kills in a 6-2 run, which extended MU's lead to 15-6. Barber connected on two final kills in the set for a 25-14 victory.

In the fourth frame, Marquette led 13-10 after consecutive kills from Louis and the Pirates called timeout. Two kills from Rosenthal took the Golden Eagles' lead to 21-15 before Niemann and Barber helped put the match away on a 25-17 decision.

"I thought we had three good team wins this week," head coach Ryan Theis said. "We had good balance by our attackers and some nice matches out together by our back rows. Averaging 3.6 blocks per game was fun to watch as well."

The Golden Eagles have another short turnaround and will host Butler on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Central time at the Al McGuire Center.




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