After sweeping Mississippi to start the Xavier Invitational, Marquette returned to the crudely taped Cintas Center floor yesterday afternoon for their second match of the day, this time against Tennessee Tech.
It was rough going for TTU (1-4), as Marquette (3-1) outhit them by a wide margin on the match, .318 to .066, on their way to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-13) sweep. Both of the first two sets went roughly the same way: Marquette took a big lead and played TTU even the rest of the set. The third set had a bit of a change. Marquette needed an attack error by Katrina Dvorken to tie the set at 5. But from there, Marquette went on a 9-1 run, including two kills each from Lindsay Gosh and Danielle Carlson. All of a sudden, MU was up 14-6 and TTU's will was broken.
Carlson led MU with 13 kills and was back to her efficient ways from last season, hitting .632 to get those kills. Elizabeth Koberstein had 31 assists and Rachel Stier was the back line anchor with 12 digs.
Up Next: Marquette faces off against host Xavier in their final match of the Xavier Invitational this afternoon at 3pm.