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#16 Volleyball Falls To #21 Creighton; Sweeps Xavier

It was the end of a 13 match winning streak over the weekend, but hopefully the start of a new one.

#16 Volleyball Preview: at #21 Creighton & at Xavier

First place in the Big East is on the line in Omaha, amongst other things.

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Jenna Reitsma Named Defensive Player of the Week

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Here's how the Big East office wrote it up: In a perfect 2-0 week, Reitsma led the BIG EAST in service aces (0.83), ranked fourth in points (4.50), seventh in digs (4.17), and tenth in kills (3.50). She produced double-doubles in both the Golden Eagles’ straight set victories while leading Marquette in multiple categories. Against St. John’s, the sophomore produced match-highs in both digs (13) and aces (2). Against Seton Hall, she exploded for a match-best 11 kills and three aces contributing to a Marquette team which led the BIG EAST in kills this week (15.50). In addition to that, Carsen Murray earned a spot on the Weekly Honor Roll. Here's what the MU press release on that said: Murray hit .571 with 1.00 block per set in wins over the Red Storm and Seton Hall. The BIG EAST leader in hitting percentage and blocks posted 11 kills on .625 hitting along with five blocks against SJU and added six kills with no hitting errors against the Pirates.

Volleyball Continues To Ascend The Top 25

The Golden Eagles move up two spots after moving up one spot a week ago.

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Hattie Bray earns a spot on the Weekly Honor Roll

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Yes, I'm a week behind, hush. Here's what the Marquette press release on it said: "Bray hit .545 with 3.33 kills and 0.83 blocks per set in a 2-0 week for the Golden Eagles. She posted nine kills on .438 hitting and two blocks in Friday's win over UConn. Against Providence on Saturday, Bray set a new career best with 11 kills on .647 hitting (11-0-17) with three blocks and a pair of digs. The weekly honor is the first of her Marquette career."

THIRTEEN STRAIGHT WINS!

The Golden Eagles sweep St. John’s and Seton Hall to extend their winning streak and stay unbeaten in Big East action

#18 Volleyball Preview: at St. John’s & at Seton Hall

The Golden Eagles head out on the road for the first time in a month and for the first time in conference action.

Marquette Moves Up In The AVCA Top 25

Up one spot is still up.

#19 VB Runs Their Streak To 11 Straight W’s

The Golden Eagles swept UConn and Providence on back-to-back days to close out a 10 match homestand.

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Yadhira Anchante Named Big East Offensive Player of the Week

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Let's go to the Marquette press release on the details, since that's almost always more elaborate: For the week, she averaged 11.57 assists and 3.14 digs per set, while helping MU hit a combined .360. Anchante also averaged 1.86 kills herself and hit .542. She began the week with 35 assists, nine digs and a service ace in a sweep of DePaul on Wednesday and recorded her first career triple-double in NCAA play with 10 kills, 46 assists and 13 digs against Butler on Saturday night. The native of Lima, Peru ranks third in the BIG EAST in assists (10.27 per set) and is sixth in service aces with 17 on the year (0.38/set). As a team, the Golden Eagles are hitting a league-high .286 with Anchante at the helm, and lead the BIG EAST in kills with 14.11 per frame.

#19 Volleyball Preview: vs Connecticut & vs Providence

The Golden Eagles wrap up their 10 match homestand with a pair of Big East contests.

Volleyball Holding Strong At #19

It’s the third straight week in the exact same spot in the top 20 for the Golden Eagles.

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Aubrey Hamilton on Big East Weekly Honor Roll

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Let's turn to the Marquette press release on the topic, since that's always more informative: Hamilton led the Golden Eagles to wins over Green Bay, then-No. 25 Illinois and Illinois State while leading the squad in points. For the week, she hit .316 with 3.09 kills and 2.73 digs per set. She finished one kill behind Jenna Reitsma for the team kills lead with 34, while recording five service aces and six blocks. Her 30 total digs were second to libero Carly Skrabak for the team lead. The native of Hartland, Wisconsin hit .560 (15-1-25) with a match-high 15 kills in the sweep of Illinois State on Sunday along with nine digs, a pair of service aces and three blocks. She opened the week by hitting .381 (11-3-21) against Green Bay and set a new career high with 16 digs in Saturday's win over Illinois.

Best Start Ever: #19 Marquette 3, Butler 1

The Golden Eagles dispatched the Bulldogs on Saturday night to get to the best start to a season since the program joined Division 1.

#19 MU Lays Claim To 1st Place

The Golden Eagles are the first team to win a conference match this season..... slightly because they played in the first conference match of the season.

#19 VB Preview: vs DePaul & vs Butler

We’re previewing the next two matches because let’s be honest: Nothing material is changing between now and then

Volleyball Holds Steady At #19

Although the Golden Eagles did pick up more points than they did a week ago.

#19 Marquette Makes Quick Work Of Illinois State

I expected a much more hotly contested match, but the Golden Eagles zipped through the Redbirds in less than 90 minutes.

#19 MU Prevails Over #25 Illinois In 5 Sets

It wasn’t pretty at times and was arguably kind of bad, but it’s still the second win of the year over a ranked opponent for the Golden Eagles.

#19 Volleyball Preview: vs #25 Illinois & vs Illinois State

The Golden Eagles continue their 10 match homestand with a pair of contests against teams that qualified for the 2021 NCAA tournament.

#19 Marquette Rushes Through Green Bay

The Golden Eagles weren’t taking a lot of nonsense from the Phoenix on Tuesday night.

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Carsen Murray on Big East Honor Roll

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You can go read the league office's quick blurb on Murray's honor, but the Marquette one is more detailed: The All-BIG EAST Preseason Team selection averaged 1.45 blocks per set, while hitting .350 in wins over Loyola Chicago, LSU and Green Bay. Murray posted seven kills on .385 hitting in Saturday's win over LSU and notched all six of her blocks in the pivotal fourth set. She also added six blocks against Loyola on Tuesday and had four in the sweep of Milwaukee on Sunday.

#19 Volleyball Preview: vs Green Bay

The Phoenix come to town to renew the intra-state rivalry.

Volleyball Ascends Into The Top 20

The Golden Eagles keep moving up in the AVCA poll.

#23 Volleyball Goes 2-0 Over The Weekend

The Golden Eagles beat LSU in four sets and then made short work of Milwaukee in a sweep.

#23 Volleyball Preview: vs LSU & vs Milwaukee

The Golden Eagles continue their 10 match homestand with a pair of weekend contests.

#23 Marquette Eventually Dispatches Loyola-Chicago

It took four sets when it didn’t have to take four sets, but the Golden Eagles ended up with the win.

#23 Volleyball Preview: vs Loyola-Chicago

The Golden Eagles host the Ramblers in the first home match of the season.

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Ella Foti Makes The Big East Honor Roll

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Here's what the league office said about Marquette's setter turned outside hitter: BIG EAST-leading .418 hitting percentage in a 1-1 weekend; finished seventh in the league in kills (3.25) after tallying 12 at No. 6 Wisconsin and 14 against High Point; added 14 digs and five blocks over the two matches

VB Moves Up To #23 In New Poll

The Golden Eagles went 1-1 with a loss to then-#6, but jumped up one spot from last week’s poll.

#24 Volleyball Endures To Beat High Point

Sure, they had a 14-0 run at one point, but it still took four sets for the Golden Eagles to finish off the Big South favorites.

#24 VB’s Chance At A Rally vs #6 Wisconsin Slips Away

The Golden Eagles had a chance to bounce back and knock off #6 Wisconsin, but turns out top 10 teams are good.