Golden Eagles host DePaul in the opening game of BIG EAST
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MILWAUKEE- The No. 19 Marquette University women’s volleyball team begins the BIG EAST Conference Wednesday night at the Al McGuire Center against longtime rival DePaul.
Opening serve is scheduled for 7pm Central Time and the game will be streamed live on the BIG EAST Digital Network via FloSports, with Bob Brainerd on the phone. Live stats are available on GoMarquette.com.
#19 MARQUETTE (9-1): The Golden Eagles had their best 10-game start to the season since 2009 and are one win away from their best start since joining the NCAA Division I. They started the 1997 season with 10 straight wins after losing their season opener to Bowling Green.
This season, MU have won their first six home games and seven in a row after a loss on September 2 at then-no. 6Wisconsins. MU has four more straight home games to complete its 10-home season, including Wednesday’s contest against the Blue Demons.
outsider Aubrey Hamilton leads the Golden Eagles with 117 kills (3.08 per set) on the year while setters Yadhira Anchante helped MU achieve a BIG EAST best .271. Marquette is also second in the league in assists and kills and third in service aces.
middle blocker Carsen Murray He currently ranks second among qualified players in hitting average (.363), Anchante third in assists per frame (10.03), and Murray sixth in blocks per set (1.08).
Hamilton was inducted into the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday afternoon for her role in the victories over Green Bay, then No. 1. 25 Illinois and Illinois State last week. The junior hit .316 with 3.09 kills per set in MU’s 3-0 week and led the team in points.
DEPAUL (4-8): The Blue Demons, who placed third in the BIG EAST Preseason Coaches’ Poll, have won four of their last six games after starting the season with six losses.
DePaul last fell in four sets at UIC on Saturday night and has wins over Virginia Tech, Eastern Michigan, Saint Louis and Loyola Chicago this year.
Last season’s all-BIG EAST outside hitter Jill Pressly leads the Blue Demons and is third in the league with 180 kills (3.67 per set) on .235 hits. She also sits second on the roster (3.10 per set), behind teammate and BIG EAST leader Rachel Krasowski at 5.02 per frame.
SERIES WITH DEPAUL: Marquette is 39-29 all-time against DePaul and has faced the Blue Demons more times than any opponent outside of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. MU has won 22 straight games against DePaul, dating back to a 3-2 loss in Chicago on November 1, 2008. Before that, MU had won seven in a row and won 29 of their last 30 matches overall. Since joining BIG EAST in the 2005 season, MU has been up 25-1 against DePaul.
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