Marquette Secures Spot In Big East Tourney In Sweep Over Georgetown

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 10th, 2017 | Big East, College - Women's Indoor, News

Match Results

  • Marquette def. Georgetown 3-0, (25-12, 25-9, 25-18)
  • Marquette improves to 19-8, 13-3 Big East, Georgetown falls to 7-20, 1-14 Big East
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Attendance: 636
  • Match Stats

Marquette dominated Georgetown on their way to a sweep and a spot in the Big East Conference tournament.

Marquette’s strong match started with a consistent offense and hard-to-beat defense. The Golden Eagles hit for .372 in the match with 42 kills as compared to the Hoyas 24 kills and small .029 hitting clip. On defense, the Golden Eagles picked up 49 digs to Georgetown’s 39 and put down nine blocks to two.

Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was Jenna Rosenthal with 13 kills on a .522 hitting clip along with four digs and four blocks. Allie Barber put down another 10 kills while Martha Konovodoff picked up 15 digs.

For Georgetown, Symone Speech put down 11 kills while Kenzie Higareda picked up a match-best 16 digs. With her 11 kills, Speech hit the 1,000 kill milestone after starting the match with 995. Alyssa Sinnette came just shy of the 1,000 kill mark as well as she put down five kills.

Press Release

Courtesy of Marquette Athletics

With a swift 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-18) victory over Georgetown on Friday night, the Marquette women’s volleyball team has clinched a berth in the BIG EAST Tournament, which the Golden Eagles are hosting over Thanksgiving weekend.

Redshirt junior Jenna Rosenthal had a stellar night as she led Marquette (19-8, 13-3) with 13 kills, just one error and a blistering .522 hitting percentage, while adding four blocks. Also in double digit kills was sophomore Allie Barber, connecting on 10 kills to hit at a .364 clip, while junior Anna Haak tallied eight kills.

Sophomore Lauren Speckman dished out 29 assists as freshman libero Martha Konovodoff collected 15 digs. Senior Manon Geofrroy totaled nine digs in the match as MU combined for 49 digs in three sets.

After routing the Hoyas (7-20, 1-14) in the first and second frame with scores of 25-12 and 25-9, respectively Marquette had to pull through to its victory in the third set. The Golden Eagles lead was just one point, 7-6 after a kill from the Hoyas, but MU scored five unanswered points to extend to a 12-6 advantage. Georgetown used a 3-0 run to threaten again as Marquette held onto a 16-13 lead, but a pair of attack errors stopped the Hoyas and sophomore Madeline Mosher smashed a final kill to help the Golden Eagles claim a 25-17 win.

MU combined to hit .372 in the match, including .480 in the second set, while holding Georgetown to just .029 through the three sets. The Hoyas were led by Symone Speech with 11 kills, while Kenzie Higareda tallied a match-high 16 digs.

Marquette concludes the home portion of the regular season on Saturday when the Golden Eagles host Villanova at 6 p.m. CT. Saturday marks senior night and there will be a pre-match ceremony honoring our lone senior, Manon Geoffroy.

Press Release

Courtesy of Georgetown Athletics

Georgetown University volleyball’s junior standout Symone Speech (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest) eclipsed the 1,000 career kills milestone in a 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-18) loss at Marquette in BIG EAST action on Friday evening.

Entering Friday’s match with 995 career kills, Speech became just the 14th player in GU history to reach 1,000 with her first kill of the third set. She joins just 126 other active players with 1,000 career kills. Of those, only five of them are student-athletes on rival BIG EAST teams and 19 are fellow juniors.

Speech led the Hoyas with 11 kills on the day while Alyssa Sinnette (Pearland, Texas/Dawson) added five and Olivia King (Ardmore, Pa./Lower Merion) had four. Sinnette finished just shy of matching her classmate on the 1,000 career kill list and now sits at 999 for her three-year career.

Kenzie Higareda (Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park) anchored the defense with a match-high 16 digs.

With the loss, Georgetown falls to 7-20 overall and 1-14 in league play. The Golden Eagles improve to 19-8 overall and 13-3 in BIG EAST competition.

Jenna Rosenthal led Marquette with 13 kills while Allie Barber added 10.

Georgetown returns action on Sunday as it wraps up its road schedule at DePaul. First serve is set for 2 p.m. EST.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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