- (RV) Marquette def. Providence 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-21)
- Marquette moves to 13-5, 7-0 Big East
- Providence drops to 13-7, 2-3 Big East
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Attendance: 1,455
- Box Score
- VolleyMob Top 25 (Week 7)
The Marquette Golden Eagles (RV) followed up their sweep of #13 Creighton the night before with a straight-set victory over the visiting Providence Friars.
Sophomore setter Lauren Speckman paced the Marquette offense with 43 assists. Three Golden Eagles recorded double-digit kills: sophomore outside Allie Barber (15 kills), freshman outside Anna Haak (14 kills) and junior middle Jenna Rosenthal (13 kills). Freshman outside Hope Werch led the back-row defense with 11 digs.
For the Friars, freshman setter Allison Barber recorded a double-double (26 assists, 10 digs) and sophomore outside Addison Root led the offense with nine kills.
Marquette won the first set easily, but Providence rallied in the second, leading 13-7 after going on a 9-2 run. The Golden Eagles caught the visitors at 23 then won 25-23 on consecutive Barber kills. The third set on a kill by Haak to seal the set 25-21 and the match in straight sets.
Providence travels to Chicago on Saturday for a match against DePaul, while Marquette next plays at Villanova on Sat. Oct. 14.
Courtesy: Marquette Athletics
MARQUETTE DOWNS PROVIDENCE 3-0
Golden Eagles have won eight straight since Sept. 15
MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University women’s volleyball team made quick work of Providence on Friday night as the squad downed the Friars in straight sets, 25-13, 25-23, 25-21.
The Golden Eagles improved to 13-5 on the season and are an undefeated 7-0 in BIG EAST play after winning eight matches in a row, dropping just one set in that frame. Allie Barber led the attack with 15 kills, followed by Anna Haak‘s Marquette career-high 14 and Jenna Rosenthal‘s 13 kills. Marquette hit .378 and combined for 41 digs, while holding Providence (13-7, 2-3) to just 27.
Lauren Speckman notched 43 assists and Hope Werch had a team-high 11 digs to go with her five kills.
After Marquette took the first set, 25-13, the Friars stormed out of the second set, going on a 9-2 run to pull in front, 13-7. The Golden Eagles continued to fight and tied the set at 23-23 after Rosenthal connected on a kill before Barber launched back-to-back kills, giving MU the 25-23 win.
In the third set, Marquette battled the Friars to come out with a 25-21 victory capped by a Haak kill.
The Golden Eagles will hit the road for two matches next weekend, traveling to Villanova on Saturday, Oct. 14 before moving down to Georgetown Sunday, Oct. 15.
Courtesy: Providence Athletics
Providence Drops Match Against Marquette
The Friars fell to the Golden Eagles, 3-0.
MILWAUKEE, WIS. – The Providence College volleyball team dropped its match against the Marquette Golden Eagles on Friday, Oct. 6. The Golden Eagles defeated the Friars three sets to none. With the loss, Providence moves to 13-7 overall and 2-3 in the BIG EAST.
SET ONE HIGHLIGHTS
-Marquette took the first set with a score of 25-13.
-Sophomore Jenae Alderson (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) led the Friars in kills in the first set with 4.
-Freshman Allison Barber (Woodbury, Minn.) added seven assists and five digs in the first set.
SET TWO HIGHLIGHTS
-The Golden Eagles took the second set, 25-23.
-Sophomore Addison Root (Wichita, Kan.) recorded six kills in the second set.
-Barber recorded 10 assists.
-Alderson and freshman McKenzie Lydon (Stuart, Fla.) both tallied 3 digs.
SET THREE HIGHLIGHTS
-Marquette claimed the final set, 25-21.
-Alderson and Root led the Friars in the third set with three kills each.
-Barber again led Providence in both assists and digs, adding nine and four, respectively.
-Barber recorded a double-double, leading the Friars in both assists (26) and digs (10).
-Root led Providence with nine kills.
Providence travels to Chicago, Ill. to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET.