We'll cover the men's soccer Big East Championship quarterfinals match in detail tomorrow, so that leaves us with only 2 women's volleyball matches to discuss.
Marquette takes their Big East magic number of 4 to Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon to start this weekend's play. The Bearcats (18-8, 8-2) come in to the match riding a 5 match winning streak and a 46 match home winning streak. Cincy matches their third place spot in the Big East standings with third place rankings in the conference in hitting percentage, kills, and assists. Missy Harpanau and Jordanne Scott both average over 3 kills/set and Caylin Mahoney's 10.8 assists/set are 2nd in the Big East only to Marquette's Chelsea Heier. You'll be able to track live stats for the match here.
24 hours later, Marquette will have traveled 100 miles down I-71 to take on Louisville (17-7, 9-1) at the *snicker* KFC YUM! Center. The Cardinals have lost 3 of their last 5 matches coming into the weekend, including their last two home matches against Pittsburgh and #16 Tennessee. Lola Arslanbekova leads Louisville and the Big East with 4.99 kills/set and has been named Big East Player of The Week 4 times already this season. Louisville will look to use their Big East leading .268 team hitting percentage to try to keep their Big East regular season title hopes alive. Live stats for this match will be posted here.