Volleyball No. 23 defeats LSU in four sets

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MILWAUKEE – The No. 23 Marquette University women’s volleyball team earned its second victory over a Southeastern Conference opponent this season with a 25-19, 25-16, 20-25, 25 win. -14 against LSU Saturday afternoon at the Al McGuire Center.

Junior Aubrey Hamilton led the Golden Eagles (5-1) with 15 kills on .314 hits, while Ella Foti (11) and Jenna Reitma (10) each hit double digits. Libero Carly Skrabak posted 18 digs and a career-best four service aces for United, which had eight aces this afternoon. Marquette hit .289 as a team, including .375 in the second frame.

medium blocker Carsen Murray landed seven kills and six blocks for MU, and went 5-0 in the deciding set with a kill and a pair of solo blocks.

LSU (4-4) was limited to .230 hits despite going .515 (18-1-33) in a third-set win. Hannah Jacobs led the Tigers with 11 kills, while Sanaa Dotson had 10.

NOTABLES:

  • Saturday’s contest on World Suicide Prevention Day was MU’s mental health awareness match. The Golden Eagles have teamed up with former Jenny Fischer (Comm ’19) and her Keep Showing Up campaign to support suicide prevention awareness and mental health as a whole. Keep Showing Up merchandise can be purchased online.
  • National Suicide Prevention Week runs from Sunday, September 4 through Saturday, September 10. World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 every year.
  • Marquette holds an all-time 2-1 record against the Tigers, with the last game being in 2018 in Waco, Texas. The Golden Eagles swept LSU in three sets in this game.
  • The win was MU’s second this season over an SEC school. MU opened the season with a 3-2 victory at the time. 11 Kentucky.
  • MU passer Anchanted Yadhira had a career-high 44 assists and added 13 digs for his fourth double-double this year.
  • MU used an 8-0 run midway through the first set to take a 20-14 lead. Foti led United with five kills on .571 first frame hits.
  • The Golden Eagles took a 5-1 lead in the fourth quarter and led 17-9 after a 5-0 run. MU scored six of the game’s last seven points.

NEXT: The Golden Eagles host long distance foe Milwaukee at the Al on Sunday for a matinee at 1 p.m. The Golden Eagles will host First Responders Day, honoring those on the front lines of protecting our community. The fight against the Panthers, who fell to LSU in four sets on Friday night, will be broadcast live on FloSports.

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