- Marquette defeats Milwaukee, 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-17)
- Marquette improves to 5-4; Milwaukee drops to 7-4
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Attendance: 573
- Box Score
MILWAUKEE – The Golden Eagles defeated the Panthers Tuesday night in a mid-week matchup at the Klotsche Center. This marks the eleventh straight win for Marquette over Milwaukee since 2008.
Marquette dominated the first set at 25-13, but the second set was much tighter. Points were exchanged back and forth with several lead changes, but the Golden Eagles prevailed at 25-23. Set three also went to Marquette with an impressive offensive performance.
Marquette hit .372 on the match, with a .488 clip in the third. They held Milwaukee to .118 hitting percentage. The Golden Eagles also out-blocked the Panthers 14-2.
Marquette setter, Lauren Speckman, totaled 36 assists, four kills, one dig, and one block assist. On the other side of the net, Jenn Dore notched 32 assists, four digs, and one kill.
One Marquette player posted double-figure kills with Allie Barber totaling 13 kills on a .458 clip. Anna Haak and Hope Werch added 9 kills a piece with .273 and .500 hitting percentages, respectively. Jenna Rosenthal hit .636 on the night and accounted for 8 block assists.
Milwaukee’s offense was led by Caitlin Schultz with 13 kills on a .370 clip.
The Golden Eagles will face fifth-ranked Wisconsin on Thursday night in Madison and the Panthers return to play on Friday against Cincinnati in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Courtesy of Marquette Athletics
MILWAUKEE — The Marquette women’s volleyball team kept its winning streak over city-foe Milwaukee intact on Tuesday night as the Golden Eagles bested the Panthers in straight sets, (25-13, 25-23, 25-17) at the Klotsche Center.
Marquette (5-4) has now won 11 straight matches over Milwaukee dating back to 2008 and was paced by sophomore Allie Barber with 13 kills in tonight’s win. Barber added a .458 hitting percentage. Redshirt junior Jenna Rosenthal also had a stellar night as she compiled seven kills with no errors for a .636 clip and nine blocks. Junior Anna Haak and freshman Hope Wercheach added nine kills, while Marquette combined to hit a .372 mark as a team, holding the Panthers to just .118.
Defensively, the Golden Eagles were led by freshman Martha Konovodoff with a match-best 13 digs, while Haak added seven. Sophomore Lauren Speckman dished out 36 assists to her teammates.
After winning the first set with ease, 25-13, Marquette and Milwaukee played a tighter second frame, trading points back-and-forth throughout. MU held an 18-16 lead after Barber connected on her ninth kills of the match, but the Panthers scored three points in-a-row to re-take a 19-18 advantage. After the Golden Eagles called timeout the match was tied at 23, but Anna Haak smashed down a kill and UWM committed two errors to help MU take the second, 25-23.
The Golden Eagles bounded out of the break with a powerful swing in the third set. MU combined to hit .448 in the frame, as Barber and Wercch each connected on four kills en route to a 25-17 win.
The Panthers (7-4) were led by Caitlin Schultz with 13 kills as Mykie Olsen collected 10 digs.
The Golden Eagles are back in action at fifth-ranked Wisconsin on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Central time. The squad will then face Southern Mississippi on Friday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. CT at the UW Fieldhouse in Madison.