MU Opens Homestand Against DePaul Saturday
Nov. 3, 2016
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette University women's volleyball team (20-5, 10-3) will host DePaul Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. Central time at the Al McGuire Center, which will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network with Matt Schroeder calling the action from the sidelines.
The Golden Eagles are coming off of a 2-0 weekend on the road after sweeping Villanova on Friday night and taking down Georgetown in a four-set victory on Saturday.
Taylor Louis notched her 1,000th career kill against the Wildcats, registering eight kills in the first set alone to reach the milestone. The redshirt sophomore led the Golden Eagles with 15 kills on the night, followed by classmate Jenna Rosenthal with nine kills and hitting at a .500 clip in the 3-0 win.
After Marquette dropped the first set to the Hoyas on Saturday, Louis, Rosenthal and freshman Allie Barber rallied the offense to collect 11 kills apiece and help the Golden Eagles pull through for a 3-1 win. The team totaled 12 blocks with eight from Rosenthal, doubling Georgetown's total of six.
The Blue Demons (13-12, 7-6) faced the same opponents as Marquette over the weekend, taking down Georgetown 3-1 on Friday night and falling to Villanova in a 3-0 sweep on Saturday.
DePaul fell 25-7 in the first match on Friday night against the Hoyas, but rallied for a 3-1 win. DePaul was led by Claire Anderson with 12 kills, followed by Myah Reed and Caitlyn Coffey with nine each. The Blue Demons dropped the match Saturday at Villanova and Reed and Coffey each had eight kills while Colleen Smith registered 27 assists and seven digs.
The last time Marquette and DePaul met on Oct. 15, the Golden Eagles stormed back in a five-set battle to defeat the Blue Demons (23-25, 16-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-11). Louis slammed down 21 kills while Rosenthal added 14 and Barber tallied 11. Brittany Maxwell led DePaul with 20 kills at a .395 hitting percentage. The Golden Eagles held the Blue Demons to just a .280 clip in their last outing and lead the BIG EAST with the lowest hitting percentage allowed by opponents at .173 per game. Marquette also out blocked DePaul 15 to seven three weeks ago and leads the league in fewest blocks allowed by opponents at 1.38 per game.
The Golden Eagles will finish its home slate next week against Seton Hall on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. CT and St. John's on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. CT. Saturday will be senior day with Marquette's seven seniors honored in a post-match ceremony.
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