Volleyball captures sixth consecutive BIG EAST sweep at Seton Hall

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Marquette volleyball’s match against Seton Hall started two hours earlier than initially planned, but that did not phase the Golden Eagles, who defeated the Seton Hall Pirates in straight sets (25-19, 25-19, 25-22).

In the first set, Seton Hall had the early momentum and came out with a quick 10-6 lead. However, after head coach Ryan Theis called a timeout, the Golden Eagles won eight of the next 10 points to take a 14-12 advantage. The Golden Eagles eventually finished the set 25-19.

Seton Hall and Marquette were tied 12-12 in the second set, but a 6-2 run helped the Golden Eagles separate themselves and then win the set 25-19.

The Golden Eagles jumped to a 9-5 lead in the third set and never looked back. The score was never tied in the final set, and Marquette ended the match with a 25-22 set win.

On the afternoon, Marquette hit a combined clip of 0.274, compared to Seton Hall’s 0.182. Junior Allie Barber led the Golden Eagles with 15 kills. Senior Anna Haak also recorded double-digit kills with 14 while recording 12 digs. Haak led Marquette with a 0.324 hitting percentage.

Speckman had a team-high 22 assists. Sophomores Martha Konovodoff and Hope Werch had a match-high 15 digs.

Senior outside hitter Abby Thelen had 10 kills and was the only Pirate to exceed double-digit kills. Fellow senior setter Sophia Coffey had a match-high 31 assists. Defensive specialist Miranda Higginbotham had a team-high 12 digs.

The No. 19 Golden Eagles (16-4, 7-1 BIG EAST) will finish their weekend road trip against the St. John’s Red Storm at 2 p.m. Central time Sunday.