Marquette Drops Season Opener at #22 Johns Hopkins
Feb. 9, 2018
BALTIMORE – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team dropped its 2018 season opener at No. 22 Johns Hopkins, 14-7, on Friday.
After cutting the Johns Hopkins lead to 8-6 with 18:56 left in the game, the nationally-ranked ‘Jays used a six-goal run to retake control on the way to a season-opening win.
Junior Grace Gabriel got the Golden Eagles on the board first, netting a free position tally in the first minute of the game. But JHU would answer quickly, scoring just 20 seconds later to start a 6-0 run that would eventually build it a commanding 8-2 edge.
Junior Lindsey Willcocks and senior Allison Lane scored in the final 37 second of the first half to cut the halftime deficit to 8-4 and build some much-needed momentum heading into halftime. Junior Cate Soccodato then scored Marquette’s first goal of the second half before senior Charlotte McGuire added her second of the game to make it 8-6.
However, in succession, Johns Hopkins’ Nicole DeMase, Miranda Ibello and Shannon Fitzgerald each collected their third goals of the game and doubled up the Golden Eagles, 12-6.
An all-around effort from Lane, who along with her goal, added seven draw controls, three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Marquette won the draw battle, 12-8, but struggled to keep possession to the tune of 18 turnovers as compared to just 13 for Hopkins.
JHU outshot MU, 37-26, and not even a game-best 13 saves from sophomore Julianna Horning were enough to overcome a strong Bluejays squad.
Marquette will be back in action on Sunday, Feb. 11, taking on Louisville from UofL Lacrosse Stadium in Louisville, Ky. A live video stream will be available via ACC Network Extra and accessible through the WatchESPN app. First draw is set for 12 p.m. Central time.
Keep up with the Marquette women's lacrosse program all season long through social media by following on Twitter (@MarquetteWLax) and Instagram (@MarquetteWLax) and `liking' on Facebook (/MarquetteWLax).
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