Marquette Women’s Volleyball Brief

The Marquette women’s volleyball team moved to an unprecedented 3-0 record in the Big East after weekend victories over Connecticut (8-9, 0-4 Big East) and St. Johns (9-12, 0-4 Big East).

In Sunday’s victory at the Carnesecca Arena in Queens, N.Y., the team improved to 13-4 with a three-set sweep of the Red Storm, paced by 13 kills from junior middle hitter Danielle Carlson and 12 from senior outside hitter Ashley Beyer.

In the first set, the Golden Eagles’ blocking was too much for the Red Storm, as their hitting percentage was just .042 in the first frame.

Saturday, the team provided another piece of program history, winning for the second time ever at Connecticut’s Gampel Pavilion.

Outside hitters Ciara Jones and Beyer each provided 19 kills, sophomore libero Julie Jeziorowski had 20 digs and freshman setter Chelsea Heier racked up 45 assists.  In a post-match interview with, coach Bond Shymansky said he was proud of the team’s competitive drive, especially after falling down early. The Golden Eagles lost the first set, but battled back for three straight victories to win 3-1.

“This is what our team is going to continue to have to do on the road,” Shymansky said, “find ways to well up our own internal energy and team chemistry.”