Women’s Lax Takes Down Niagara in Record-Setting Win

March 3, 2018

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MILWAUKEE – Senior Charlotte McGuire led the way with a sock-trick, while fellow classmate Riley Hill added four goals and four assists as the Marquette University women’s lacrosse team once again broke the program record for goals in handing Niagara its first loss of the season in a 23-15 win inside the Valley Dome on Saturday.

In what began as a back-and-forth battle, the Golden Eagles were able to pull away and outlast the Purple Eagles in a high-scoring affair. In addition to McGuire and Hill, junior Grace Gabriel tallied four goals and an assist to bring her season total to 29 points, including 26 goals. The Lancaster, New York, native also added three groundballs, four caused turnovers and a season-high nine draw controls.

Sophomore Megan Menzuber added her second hat trick of the season, while junior Lindsey Willcocks registered the first hat trick of her career.

Marquette (4-3) moved back over .500 for the season and now has four wins in its past five games. MU set the tone early with 31 first-half shots en route to a 16-10 halftime lead and a school-record 43 shots in the end.

A total of 23 Golden Eagles saw playing time this afternoon and nine found the score sheet. 

Freshman goalie Sophia Leva notched eight saves in 41 minutes of action as she picked up her first career victory. 

Senior Allison Lane, who had a goal and two assists sits just two points away from 100 for her career. Gabriel is also within striking distance, moving to within four points of hitting the century mark.

The Purple Eagles (3-1) were led by Rachel MacCheyne's six goals, two assists and nine draw controls. She was one of six Niagara players to find the back of the net on Saturday, including Alexis Morales, who added a hat trick.

The Golden Eagles are back in action on Saturday, March 10, when they take on Northwestern on the road. First draw is set for 12 p.m. Central time. Marquette’s next home game will be the BIG EAST Conference opener against Cincinnati on Sunday, March 18.

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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