The Marquette women's volleyball team cannot catch a break.

The team lost its final two games of the season 3-0 to Western Michigan and Miami (Ohio) in the Thanksgiving Tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Senior outside hitter Ashlee Fisher, who leads the team in kills, and junior Caryn Mastandrea, who leads the team in assists, were absent from the tournament.

With two major players missing, the team struggled in both games.

In the first set against Western Michigan, the Broncos made a 9-3 run and capped off the set at 25-17.

Freshman Ciara Jones gave the Golden Eagles a 2-0 lead in the second set, but the Broncos won 25-17 again. In the third set, the Broncos went on a 20-4 run to win the match at 25-9.

Junior Hailey Viola stepped up as setter, recording her first double-double with 20 assists and 10 digs, while outside hitter Leslie Bielski recorded eight kills.

The results of the Miami game on Saturday were strikingly similar.

The Redhawks took the first set 25-17. During the second set, the Redhawks took a 9-3 lead, and the Golden Eagles never recovered. Miami closed out the set at 25-19.

Junior Katie Vancura made the first kill of the third match, but the lead was quickly relinquished.

The Redhawks took a 13-2 lead and won the match at 25-9.

The Golden Eagles lagged behind the Redhawks in all categories, making 27 kills to Miami's 46 and 36 digs to Miami's 53 digs.

Viola contributed 25 of the team's 27 assists, but Marquette's assist total did not match up to Miami's 40 assists.