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DePaul Drops Season Finale at Marquette
Head coach Nadia Edwards led her DePaul squad to three BIG EAST victories this season.

Head coach Nadia Edwards led her DePaul squad to three BIG EAST victories this season.

Nov. 13, 2011

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The DePaul volleyball team fell in straight sets (25-21, 25-11, 25-15) to Marquette on Sunday in its season finale. The Blue Demons concluded the season with a 7-22 record and captured three BIG EAST Conference victories—their most since 2008.

In the opening frame, the Blue Demons and Golden Eagles played it close. Despite Marquette attaining an early 8-3 advantage, DePaul hung with the 22-win Marquette squad for much of the set. The Blue Demons pulled back to within one thanks to a kill from senior Molly Creek but the Golden Eagles went on a counter run to put the set out of reach.

DePaul brought it back to within three points at 23-20 via back-to-back Marquette errors and a kill by Creek, but the Golden Eagles put the set away at 25-21.

The second set did not much resemble the first however, despite close play in the early goings. With the score at 10-7 in favor of Marquette, the Golden Eagles grabbed hold of an insurmountable lead. With Marquette on a 7-1 run, junior Rachel Aumann knocked down a kill to make it 17-9.

The Blue Demons managed just two more points in the frame, however, and the Golden Eagles rolled to a 25-11 win.

In the third frame, Marquette continued its momentum from before the break. The Golden Eagles took a 5-0 lead from the first serve and forced DePaul into using its first timeout.

Out of the timeout, senior Lauren Blasi halted the Marquette run with a kill but the Golden Eagles responded with two more points to make it 7-1. Sammy Geiger, Aumann, and freshman Amy Lanski added kills to make it 8-5 but the early lead proved insuperable for DePaul.

The Blue Demons made a concerted effort near the end of the frame but found themselves down 21-15. From there, Marquette rattled off four straight to finish out the match with a 25-15 final set victory.

With the final match of the season over, the Blue Demons look to their 2012 Spring season inpreparation for next Fall.