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Marquette prepares for challenge against No. 16-seeded Purdue in West Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Marquette volleyball will have a tough test Saturday night to keep its season alive.

The Golden Eagles will remain in Indiana after sweeping a talented Dayton Flyers team Friday night but will face a harder opponent Saturday at the Holloway Gymnasium: the No. 16 Purdue Boilermakers.

Purdue head coach Dave Shondell spoke glowingly about Marquette’s mentality going into Saturday’s match.

“Marquette is a team that really believes in themselves. They’ve got a coach that’s been very successful, a very confident coach,” Shondell said. “I know he’ll have them believing that they’re going to win this match tomorrow.