Golden Eagles Fall to No. 9/12 Northwestern on the Road

March 10, 2018

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EVANSTON, Ill. – Senior Allison Lane and junior Grace Gabriel both reached career milestones, but it wasn’t enough as the Marquette University women’s lacrosse team fell to No. 9/12 Northwestern on the road, 20-9.

Lane and Gabriel both reached 100 points for their careers on Saturday, becoming the sixth and seven members of the exclusive club at Marquette.

Lane achieved the mark after scoring her second goal of the day and 81st of her career with 3 seconds remaining in the first half, while Gabriel reached the mark with a free position goal, her 89th career score, midway through the second half. Lane finished the day with two goals and Gabriel added four goals and an assist.

Northwestern was in full control for the majority of the contest. Marquette entered the day ranking fourth in the country in draw controls (17.29 draws/game), but the ‘Cats dominated the category on Saturday to the tune of 20-9.

The ‘Cats featured 14 different goal scorers and was led by Taylor Pinzone’s three goals. Northwestern held a convincing 47-25 shots and went 6-for-10 in free position shots, while also claiming 12 caused turnovers.

Three scorers accounted for all nine of Marquette’s goals with Gabriel leading the way with four goals, while adding an assist as well to bring her season total to 34 points. Lane tallied two goals and Charlotte McGuire notched three goals and an assist. In her previous two games, McGuire has nine goals and has posted 19 already this season.

Northwestern broke a 2-2 tie with a 7-0 run in the first half, including a stretch of four-consecutive goals over just a 1:16 span. Ten different goal scorers accounted for 13 first-half tallies as the ‘Cats took a seven-goal lead into halftime.

Gabriel, Lane and McGuire registered two first-half goals each to lead Marquette.

The Golden Eagles conclude non-conference play with their first-ever .500 record, finishing 4-4 as they enter BIG EAST play. MU hosts Cincinnati in the league opener on Sunday, March 18, inside the Valley Dome. First draw is scheduled for noon 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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