Nov. 2, 2012
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Connecticut volleyball team fell to first-place Marquette, 3-1, on the road Friday night. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Huskies, who drop to 16-11 overall and 7-5 in the BIG EAST, while the Golden Eagles improved to 22-4, 11-1.
Marquette went up two sets to none behind wins of 25-21 and 25-17. UConn came back with a 25-19 win in the third before falling 25-15 in the fourth.
Senior outside hitter Mattison Quayle (Los Angeles, Calif.) led the Huskies with 13 kills and 14 digs for her eighth double-double of the season. Freshman middle blocker Erika Thomas (Ocoee, Fla.) was also in double figured with 10 kills and added a team-high six blocks.
On her fourth kill of the match, Quayle netted the 1,000th of her career. Number 13 became the 13th player in program history to reach the milestone mark and the fifth to do so under head coach Holly Strauss-O'Brien.
Holly Mertens led all players with 18 kills, while hitting .517 for the match. Danielle Carlson added 15 kills and Erin Lehman chipped in with 10.
Freshman setter Marissa Prinzbach (Cincinnati, Ohio) totaled 40 assists and senior libero Kelsey Maving (Tonawanda, N.Y.) led the Huskies with 17 digs. Elizabeth Koberstein collected 51 assists, while Julie Jeziorowski and Rachel Stier tallied 15 digs, apiece.
Connecticut returns to action on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.