Marquette Falls to No. 5 Notre Dame, 17-9
March 28, 2016
Eight Golden Eagles found the back on the net with Julianna Shearer leading the way with the lone multi-goal effort. The Westminster, Maryland native recorded two goals on a team-high seven shots, including three on goal, while Marquette amassed 17 total shots on target overall. Notre Dame had three players record three goals, led by Rachel Sexton who also added two assists in the win. The Fighting Irish (10-2) finished the afternoon with 27 shots on goal.
ND got off to a quick start, rattling off three straight tallies and forcing the Golden Eagles (3-7) to call an early timeout. MU would answer by responding with three-in-a-row to square the contest at 3-3.
After Amanda Bochniak pulled MU to within one at 5-4, Notre Dame would go on to score five of the next six goals to take a 10-5 lead. MU scored two straight to end the half, entering the locker room with a 10-7 deficit.
The two squads combined to fire 25 shots in the first stanza, led by Notre Dame which recorded 15 attempts on goal.
After a scoring frenzy during much of the first half, and the opening minutes of the second, both teams went on a 12-minute scoring drought, which resulted in multiple missed opportunities for Marquette.
Notre Dame would end the drought by scoring three consecutive goals and commanding a 15-8 lead.
The two teams would again increase their scoring outputs, recording six total goals in the final 12 minutes of play.
The Golden Eagles concluded the non-conference portion of their schedule and will now enter the final seven games of the regular season facing BIG EAST opponents, beginning with Villanova on Saturday, April 2.
The Golden Eagles will face unranked Villanova in Philadelphia for the BIG EAST opener on Saturday, April 2 with first draw slated for an 11 a.m. Central time start.
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