Golden Eagles Come Up Short in 11-8 Loss to Michigan
Feb. 21, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Marquette University women's lacrosse team displayed a solid effort on the defensive side, but host Michigan was able to find enough offense to come away with an 11-8 win inside Oosterbaan Field House on Sunday.
The Golden Eagles (0-3) won the draw control (11-10) and pulled even on shots (17-17) and ground balls (17-17), but the Wolverines (2-2) received an impressive offensive effort from Kim Coughlan, whose five goals and an assist proved too much to overcome.
Coming out of halftime, Marquette trailed 6-4, but tied it up just over 5 minutes into the second stanza. Sophomore Allison Lane netted her team-leading fifth goal of the season on an assist from junior Amanda Bochniak just over 2 minutes in before Bochniak scored one of her own to tie the score with 24:47 left in regulation.
The Bochniak goal came right after senior Hayley Baas regained possession for the Golden Eagles by drawing a charge at the edge of the MU attacking third. It forced Michigan to call a timeout and slow Marquette's momentum.
With 18:57 remaining in the second half, freshman Grace Gabriel converted a man-up opportunity with her third goal of the season to tie the game at 7-7.
Michigan would answer with three straight goals, capped by Jess Angerman with 5:13 remaining, and didn't look back.
Julianna Shearer led off with the game's first goal just 2:22 into the contest and would finish tied with Bochniak for the team-lead with two goals apiece. Shearer added three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers and a nice all-around effort.
Coughlan gave Michigan an all-around effort as well, adding a draw control and two caused turnovers to go along with six points. She was one of four players to record multiple goals in the contest.
The Golden Eagles now shift their focus to the home opener at Valley Fields, where they will host California on Friday, Feb. 26. First draw is set for 5 p.m.
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