Marquette Posts 3-1 Win Friday over Seton Hall

Taylor Louis had her seventh double-double of the year on Friday evening.
Oct. 23, 2015

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MILWAUKEE - Reigning BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week Taylor Louis posted 23 kills and 12 digs to propel the Marquette University women's volleyball team past Seton Hall 3-1 (24-26, 25-19, 27-25, 25-14) on Friday evening at the Al McGuire Center.

The Golden Eagles (15-7, 7-3 BIG EAST) rebounded from a 26-24 first set loss to claim the final three frames for their seventh conference victory of the season. Louis notched her seventh double-double on Friday night and her 23 kills were the most for her in conference action, topping the 20 she recorded against Butler and St. John's. Her kill total is also the highest for the redshirt freshman since a 26-kill effort against Wichita State on Sept. 18.

Setter Sara Blasier dished out 46 assists for Marquette and added nine digs, while libero Lauren Houg posted 18 digs and Jenna Rosenthal had eight blocks.

MU started fast in the opening frame, but a late stanza lull gave the Pirates a 26-24 win as they hit .317 in the set. The Golden Eagles led by as many as four points midway through the frame and even held a 23-21 advantage on a Meghan Niemann kill. Junior Danielle Schroeder, who led SHU with 18 kills on the day, finished with five kills and no errors to lead the Pirates in the first.

Despite just one kill from Louis in the second frame, Marquette was able to pull away for a 25-19 win as it limited Seton Hall to a hitting mark of .042. The Golden Eagles broke free from a 9-9 tie with a 5-0 run, capped by consecutive blocks from Rosenthal, and held off the Pirates the rest of the way.

Rosenthal ended the second set with five of her eight blocks and added a pair late the frame after head coach Ryan Theis called timeout as MU clung to a 20-18 edge. MU went on to take five of the final six points to even things at the intermission.

The Golden Eagles were able to fend off a pair of Seton Hall sent points in the third set to emerge with a 27-25 victory. Louis posted her highest set kill total with eight in the frame and tied the stanza 25-25 with her final kill before Joy Miley closed things out for MU.

In the final set, Marquette rolled to a 25-14 victory, led by seven kills from Louis and three apiece from Miley and Niemann.

The Golden Eagles return to action on Saturday, Oct. 24 when they welcome Villanova to the Al McGuire Center for a 6 p.m. Central time contest.





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