Marquette Wire

Women’s Volleyball: Jones shines, yet women fall short in Marquette Challenge

A. W. Herndon

September 20, 2011

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Entering the fourth set with a 2-1 advantage, the ingredients were set for Marquette volleyball (9-4) to cook up a signature upset over 9th ranked Minnesota (7-2).  The women were rolling — feeding off the crowd’s energy, minimizing the...

Their time is now

Mark Strotman

September 1, 2011

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A year ago, then-juniors Ciara Jones and Ashley Beyer and then-sophomore Dani Carlson stood in the shadows of All-American seniors and team captains Nikki Klingsporn and Rabbecka Gonyo, patiently waiting for their time in the ...

Consistent inconsistency

Mark Strotman

April 12, 2011

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A dominating 25-10 second set Thursday night against Wisconsin-Milwaukee showed how impressive the Marquette women's volleyball team can be when playing its best. Unfortunately, the first and third sets showed how inconsistent, albeit tal...

Volleyball tries to adjust to winning expectations

Mark Strotman

April 7, 2011

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The Marquette women’s volleyball team has gotten off to a fast start in its spring season, but coach Bond Shymansky says his team must realize that wins now should be expected of the program. After the most successf...

End of the road for Klingsporn, Gonyo

Andrei Greska

December 2, 2010

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It’s over. No more grueling practices. No more pre-game jitters. No more crushing defeats. Most importantly, though, no more glory. The end of a season is tough for any player. Having given blood, sweat and tears day after...

Gonyo, Mattai extinguish Flames

Andrei Greska

November 4, 2010

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In basketball, having a dominant inside presence is one of the greatest assets a team can have. Not only will dominant post players put points up and clean house on the boards, but they will make defenses collapse to honestly...

Can’t touch this

Andrei Greska

November 2, 2010

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Those who read ESPN’s national columnist Bill Simmons will be familiar with the Ewing theory. For those unfamiliar with Simmons and his writing, the Ewing theory is the claim that when a team’s “superstar” player goes...

Volleyball brief

Mark Strotman

October 19, 2010

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The Marquette women’s volleyball team ran its winning streak to six games after sweeping Syracuse in straight sets (25-15, 25-22, 25-16) on Saturday afternoon. Junior outside hitter Ciara Jones led the way with 16 kills,...

Bond Squad Blocks Back Attacks

Andrei Greska

October 12, 2010

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Freshman defensive specialist Julie Jeziorowski launched a wicked float serve that danced up and down as it passed over the net. The Connecticut defender had trouble adjusting to the flight pattern and ended up feebly passing it...

Beyer blasts past Pennsylvania foes

Andrei Greska

October 5, 2010

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The Marquette women’s volleyball team had a fever, but all it needed was a little more Ashley Beyer. The junior outside hitter solidified her role as the team’s most valuable player this weekend, returning from injury that...

Deja vu for women’s volleyball team

Andrei Greska

September 30, 2010

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Marquette women’s volleyball team impresses in the non-conference portion of its schedule before being swept in its first Big East road trip. 2009, meet 2010. “We need to ...

Fruitless Big East raodtrip

Andrei Greska

September 28, 2010

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The Marquette women’s volleyball team dropped two road games this past weekend to get its Big East season off to an inauspicious start. The Golden Eagles (7-7, 0-2 Big East) traveled to South Florida to open up conference...