Marquette Sweeps Milwaukee to Begin Spring Action

Elizabeth Koberstein (left) connected with Meghan Niemann 10 times for kills.

March 7, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Sophomore outside hitter Lindsey Gosh led the way for the Marquette University women's volleyball team Thursday evening as the Golden Eagles swept the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 25-13, 25-20, 25-21 at the Al McGuire Center to begin the spring season.

"The first spring match is always exciting," said first-year Marquette assistant coach Jackie Simpson. "There are a lot of players out there with the first opportunity to show their ability when the lights are on. We worked on a lot of different combinations and it is nice to see that with an opponent across the net. We started off extremely strong and tried to keep and maintain that focus."

Gosh hit .560 in the contest without an error as Marquette hit a combined .420 as a team. The Oconomowoc, Wis., native also added six service aces and six digs.

Redshirts Meghan Niemann, who added 10 kills, and Jackie Kocken also contributed in the victory after not seeing action during the fall campaign.

"It felt really good to get out there and compete," Niemann said. "I was a little nervous at first but it was really nice to have a different team across the net and get a match out of the way. We need to keep working hard and see what we can do. There are always new pieces on the court but the further we get in the spring the more used to playing with each other we get and that is really what the spring season is all about."

Marquette combined for eight blocks and recorded just six attack errors in the contest.

The Golden Eagles return to action Saturday, March 30 when they host a tournament at the Al McGuire Center.




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