Golden Eagles Drop Tight 12-9 Decision at USC

Sarah Priem made eight saves in net for the Golden Eagles.

March 16, 2013

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LOS ANGELES – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team dropped a tight game at USC, 12-9, Saturday afternoon at McAlister Field in Los Angeles, Calif.

The Golden Eagles, who fall to 2-5 on the season with the loss, were led by three goals from freshman midfielder Hayley Baas, while classmate Kenzie Brown also added a pair.

Marquette was unable to contain USC’s Paige Bonomi, who exploded for six goals, including the Trojan’s first two and final two markers. Leading scorer Caroline de Lyra paced USC (5-5) with nine points on three goals and six assists, pushing her season point total to 61 points through 10 games.

Emma Kern gave Marquette a 7-6 lead heading into halftime before USC responded out of the break with a pair of goals by de Lyra to retake the lead.

Baas’ second goal of the afternoon shortened the Trojans’ lead to 10-8 after USC scored the first three markers of the second.

Bonomi tacked on her final two goals of the game before Baas added her third tally to make the score 12-9 with 6:20 remaining.

USC outshot Marquette 27-23 and held a 24-11 advantage in ground balls. The Trojans also held a 13-10 edge in draw controls, while Marquette’s Sarah Priem made eight saves in net for the Golden Eagles.

Both programs are in their first year of NCAA Division I competition.

The Golden Eagles return to action Tuesday, March 19 at Valley Fields when they host Harvard at 3 p.m.




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