Marquette Falls to No. 14 Creighton in Straight Sets

Nov. 4, 2017

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OMAHA, Neb. -- The Marquette University women's volleyball team fell in straight sets (25-12, 26-24, 25-15) at No. 14 Creighton on Saturday afternoon at D.J. Sokol Arena.

Sophomore Allie Barber led the Golden Eagles, 17-8, 11-3) with 10 kills, while junior Anna Haak and freshman Hope Wedrch recorded nine and eight kills, respectively. Sophomore setter Lauren Speckman dished out 23 assists, while freshman Martha Konovodoff collected 11 digs.

Creighton (19-5, 12-1) won the first set with ease, 25-12, but Marquette came back firing in the second frame playing a tightly contested contest with the Bluejays. The score was tied 16 times in the set with five lead changes. Hope Werch connected on a kill to give MU set point, 24-23, but Creighton was able to fend it off and scored three straight points to claim the second, 26-24 and go up 2-0 in the match.

Marquette opened the third set with a strong start, but couldn't overcome poor hitting, which led to Creighton's 25-15 win. The Golden Eagles were tied at 8-8, but trailed 15-11 with a media timeout on the floor and saw the Bluejays use a 10-4 run to close the match.

Jaali Winters and Taryn Cloth led Creighton with 13 and 10 kills, respectively as the Bluejays hit .327 combined as a team.

It will be a quick turnaround as the Golden Eagles will travel east and take on Providence at 3 CT. The Friars topped DePaul in a 3-0 sweep on Friday night.




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