Golden Eagles Sweep Seton Hall, 3-0
Nov. 8, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's volleyball team made quick work of Seton Hall with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-21 sweep on Friday evening at the Al McGuire Center.
With the victory, the Golden Eagles improve to 18-5 overall and 10-1 in BIG EAST Conference play, clinching a spot in the BIG EAST women's volleyball tournament semifinals for the fourth straight season.
Junior right-side hitter Lindsey Gosh led Marquette with 13 kills on .462 hitting, while freshman outside hitter Autumn Bailey landed 12 kills without an error. Senior libero Julie Jeziorowski, who was honored before the match for becoming the first MU player to reach 2,000 career digs, notched 20 digs in the win.
Freshman middle hitter Teal Schnurr also added a career-high eight blocks for the Golden Eagles.
The Pirates (12-14 (3-8 BIG EAST)) were led by junior outside hitter Stacey Manthorpe's 11 kills, while twin sister Shelbey Manthorpe contributed 20 assists and 12 digs. Seton Hall hit just .068 in the loss with only 26 kills in three sets.
Marquette hit a match-high .312 (20-5-48) in the opening set on its way to a 25-15 victory. After trailing 5-4, MU reeled off 12 of the next 14 points for a commanding 16-7 lead and held on for the win.
The Golden Eagles captured the second set 25-16 after jumping out to an early 9-3 lead. The Pirates called timeouts with MU up 8-3 and 12-5, but could not cut their deficit to less than six points.
Marquette hit just .085 in the third set but closed out with match, 25-21, with seven kills in the stanza from Gosh on nine error-less swings.
The Golden Eagles have won 19 straight sets at the Al McGuire Center and have not dropped a frame at home since the fourth set against Illinois State on Sept. 25.
Marquette returns to action on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Al McGuire Center against St. John's at 2 p.m.