Double-Doubles From Beyer and Klingsporn Lead Marquette Past Green Bay, 3-1
Oct. 13, 2010Box Score (PDF)
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GREEN BAY - The Marquette University women's volleyball team used double-doubles from junior Ashley Beyer and senior Nikki Klingsporn to defeat Green Bay Wednesday evening at the Kress Events Center, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 25-15.
In addition to Beyer's 17 kills and 19 digs, the Golden Eagles (12-7, 3-2 BIG EAST) were led by 57 assists and 10 digs from Klingsporn. Sophomore Danielle Carlson notched 13 kills and an impressive .545 hitting percentage, while Rabbecka Gonyo and Ciara Jones also recorded 13 kills.
The Phoenix (7-15) were led by 14 kills from Abbey Glitter and 11 from Kelly Mischler.
After a sluggish start to the first set, the Golden Eagles took their first lead at 9-8 on a kill from Beyer and would not look back before a 25-19 victory. Marquette hit .385 in the first with 17 kills and two errors on 39 total attacks, while the Phoenix hit a combined .239. Carlson led Marquette with five kills in the first set, while Gonyo and Jones each recorded four of their own.
The Phoenix were able to vault to an early 3-1 lead in the second set before Sophomore Kelsey Mattai, in her first action of the season, used a pair of kills to give MU a 5-4 advantage. The Golden Eagles were able to build their lead to four at 8-4, but Green Bay responded to tie the set at 9-9 and control the rest of the frame. A kill from Jones brought MU to within one at 17-16, but that was as close as it would get before Green Bay pulled out the stanza 25-23.
Beyer led MU with six kills and eight digs in the second frame.
Marquette used a 6-0 run in the middle of the third set to gain a 15-11 lead, before pulling away for a 25-21 set victory. During the run, Beyer contributed three of her six kills in the frame, while Gonyo assisted on three blocks and added one kill. The Phoenix pulled within one at 16-15, before MU scored four straight to lengthen its lead to five. A pair of service aces from freshman Catherine Mayer put Marquette ahead 5-3 to begin the third set.
Marquette used five kills and three blocks from Gonyo in the fourth set to take the set and the match 25-15.
The match was part of Green Bay's annual "Compete to Beat" initiative, supporting breast cancer research through a partnership with Bellin Health. The contest was played with a pink volleyball and both teams warmed up in pink gear.
The Golden Eagles will return to action Saturday at BIG EAST travel partner Syracuse at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT.
The Syracuse-Marquette match is part of SU's Orange Central weekend. The newly refurbished Paarlberg, Patton, Prins Player's Court is slated to be dedicated in a ceremony between matches two and three.