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Marquette Volleyball: Loss to Creighton ends Golden Eagles’ season

Patrick Leary

December 4, 2012

The 2012 season came to an end for the Marquette volleyball team on Friday as it fell to Creighton in the first round of the NCAA tournament in a game played in Minneapolis. The Bluejays swept the Golden Eagles, 25-22, 25-23, 28-26, for Marquette’s second three-set loss of the year. Even though it didn...

Marquette Volleyball: Squad knocks off Northern Illinois, lands spot in NCAA’s tournament

Patrick Leary

November 27, 2012

The Marquette women’s volleyball team defeated Northern Illinois in four sets (28-26, 25-15, 15-25, 25-12) Saturday and secured a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Golden Eagles will take on Creighton Friday in Minneapolis. In knocking off the Huskies, Marquette finished out the regular se...

Marquette Volleyball: Golden Eagles beat rival Milwaukee for season sweep

Patrick Leary

November 1, 2012

In the second meeting of cross-town rivals in 2012, the Marquette women’s volleyball team dominated Wisconsin-Milwaukee en route to a convincing sweep (25-15, 25-11, 25-22) at the Klostche Center Tuesday night. Previously, Marquette defeated UW-Milwaukee in four sets at the Al...

Marquette Volleyball: Sweep of Cincy, loss to No. 15 Louisville

Patrick Leary

October 23, 2012

The Marquette women’s volleyball team split a pair of weekend matches at the Al McGuire Center, defeating Cincinnati Friday (25-19, 25-18, 25-23) before falling to No. 15 Louisville (25-20, 17-25, 21-25, 19-25) Sunday. T...

Marquette Volleyball: Golden Eagles win two Jersey five-setters to improve to 7-0

Patrick Leary

October 16, 2012

The Marquette volleyball team gritted out two five-set wins at Seton Hall and Rutgers over the weekend. On Saturday, Marquette defeated the Pirates 20-25, 25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 15-11 behind a career-high 19 kills and 1...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Mertens leads Volleyball to two road Big East wins

Patrick Leary

October 2, 2012

The Marquette women’s volleyball team won two Big East matches on the road this weekend, defeating Notre Dame (12-25, 26-24, 13-25, 27-25, 15-7) Saturday and DePaul (25-19, 25-20, 25-23) Sunday. The Golden Eagles improved to 12-...

Marquette Volleyball: Golden Eagles have to adjust to being the hunted

Patrick Leary

September 20, 2012

Heading into Big East play this weekend, the Marquette women’s volleyball team carries high expectations. Picked second to No. 10 Louisville in the preseason, the team had some lofty preseason goals. But as senior mid...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Mertens battles injury-prone past with positive attitude and determination

Trey Killian

August 27, 2012

It’s been a long journey for Holly Mertens. Entering her fifth season as a member of Marquette’s volleyball team as a redshirt senior, her time with the Golden Eagles has been a rollercoaster ride of injuries and accolades. Mert...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Spending summer at the beach

Michael Wottreng

May 3, 2012

Finals week is the only thing standing between most students and the start of summer break. The Marquette volleyball team may be looking forward to the summer months more than anyone. During the school year, student-athletes have rigorous schedules with little downtime. The combination of class, stud...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Emotionally driven weekend at the Big East Championship tournament

Mark Strotman

November 22, 2011

It was an emotional weekend for coach Bond Shymansky and the Marquette women's volleyball team, which swept the Seton Hall Pirates before falling to the Cincinnati Bearcats 3-2 in the semifinals of the Big East Championship...

Women’s volleyball: Mertens a stand out in back-to-back Big East victories

Mark Strotman

October 25, 2011

The Marquette Golden Eagles entered the weekend with a 6-0 record in the Big East, having dropped only three sets and seemingly breezing through the competition. Over the weekend, the team found out they can win with their backs against the wall, too. Coach Bond Shymansky’s squad fa...