Volleyball wins five-set match against DePaul, then gets swept by No. 10 Marquette

The Butler volleyball team is now 7-5 in Big East play on the season. Collegian file photo.

SYDNEY DIGRAZIA | STAFF REPORTER | sdigrazi@butler.edu 

On Nov. 1, the Butler volleyball team traveled to Chicago to take on DePaul. The Bulldogs started slow, dropping both the first and second sets to the Blue Demons, 25-23 and 25-22. After the mid-game break, Butler came out strong and never looked back. 

The Bulldogs won the third and fourth sets to even the match at two sets apiece by scores of 25-22 and 25-18. This led the match to a fifth set, something Butler has struggled with over the past few seasons. 

The Bulldogs had no trouble on Friday, though, winning the fifth set in dominating fashion, 15-8.

Melody Davidson had a team-high 13 kills and six blocks. Megan Ramseyer had 29 assists and Elizabeth LaBue had another stellar night in her hometown with 20 digs. 

Butler returned home to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Nov. 3, taking on the massive challenge of nationally-ranked, No. 10 Marquette. 

The Bulldogs again started slow in the first set, as Marquette won 25-14. In the second and third sets, though, Butler showed new life, competing with the Golden Eagles, but coming up slightly short in both. Marquette won the second set, 25-22, and the third 25-21. 

The Golden Eagles won the match 3-0. Brooke Gregory led the team with eight kills and four blocks. The setter role was split by both Megan Ramseyer and Maria Schorr as Ramseyer had 18 assists and Schorr added nine. 

The Bulldogs are on the road again this upcoming weekend, first traveling to New Jersey to face off against Seton Hall on Nov. 8, then to New York to compete against St. John’s on Nov. 10. 

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