The 19th ranked Creighton volleyball team handed Marquette its first BIG EAST setback of the season and moved into a tie atop the league standings with a 3-1 win over the rival Golden Eagles yesterday. The win was the 400th at Creighton on the sidelines for head coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth, who is in her 19th year with the program. Scores of the match in Creighton's favor were 25-20, 28-26, 19-25, 25-16. The Bluejays improved to 17-2 overall while Marquette dropped to 14-3.
Both teams are 5-1 in the BIG EAST standings and tied for first place. Freshman Norah Sis had a career-high 22 kills to go with 14 digs while Jaela Zimmerman added 20 kills with 15 digs. Those two, plus Kendra Wait (53 assists, 13 digs) and Abby Bottomley (19 digs, ten assists) had double-doubles for a Bluejay squad that hit .316 on the afternoon. Keeley Davis continued her strong play this month with a season-best 13 kills and Naomi Hickman topped CU with four blocks. Creighton had 67 kills, six aces, 75 digs and seven blocks for the day.