Women's Lacrosse Falls to Harvard, 18-4
March 19, 2013
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team fell to Harvard, 18-4, Tuesday afternoon at a frigid Valley Fields in Milwaukee.
The Golden Eagles (2-6) fell behind 14-1 and trailed 12-1 at halftime after being outshot 26-4 in the opening frame and 35-9 for the game.
“We have another game in two days, which is good when you have games like today’s game,” Marquette head coach Meredith Black said. “It’s good to get back out there and play again and recover from this loss. We didn’t do a good job taking care of the ball and it was our own mistakes. We didn’t come up with the draws or 50/50 balls and we missed out on ground balls.”
Freshman Hayley Baas scored Marquette’s first goal with 10:11 remaining in the first half to cut Harvard’s lead to 5-1. Claire Costanza, Margaret Kerr and Katie Bathon added MU’s only other tallies in the second half.
Senior midfielder Micaela Cyr led the Crimson (1-4) with five goals, while classmate Danielle Tetreault added four markers on her game-high seven shots.
Marquette honored the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team Tuesday afternoon with a pregame moment of silence. Seton Hill head coach Kristie Quigley passed away along with her unborn son and the team bus driver after the team bus crashed off the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the morning of Saturday, March 16. Marquette assistant coach Courtney Tamasitis was the head coach of Seton Hill for four seasons before taking her current position at MU in 2011. She also played with Quigley for one season at Duquesne, in addition to playing under her for one season with the Dukes.
The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, March 22 at Valley Fields against Villanova before welcoming Rutgers to Milwaukee on Sunday, March 19 at noon.