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Women's Volleyball Falls to Marquette in Northwestern Invitational

Mikaelle Comrie led the Crimson with eight kills against the Golden Eagles (Gil Talbot).

EVANSTON, Ill. –
The Harvard women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Marquette, Friday in the opening match of the Northwestern Invitational. Harvard slips to 2-7 on the season while Marquette moves to 6-4 on the year.  

The Golden Eagles took charge early in the match and maintained a sizeable lead through the opening set. With the score tied at 8-8, Marquette went on a 14-6 run and a Courtney Mrotek kill sealed the opening stanza with a 25-15 score. A 14-5 run early on in the second stanza by the Golden Eagles led to another 25-15 set win, giving Marquette a 2-0 match lead. Consecutive kills by Beth Kinsella, Sandra Lynne Fryhofer and Mikaelle Comrie helped the Crimson to an early lead, but the Golden Eagles outhit the Crimson down the stretch to capture the set, 25-18, and the match 3-0.

Comrie led the Crimson with eight kills on the evening while Teresa Skelly added five to the Harvard total. Christine Wu's 10 digs led Harvard and Taylor Docter collected a service ace in the loss. The Golden Eagles hit an impressive .456 on the match and were led by Ashley Beyer who recorded 13 kills.

The Crimson returns to action at the Northwestern Invitational tomorrow as it faces off against Charlotte and host Northwestern.