Marquette Falls 14-5 at Cincinnati

Marquette held a 19-15 advantage in ground balls.

April 5, 2013

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CINCINNATI - The Marquette University women's lacrosse team fell to the University of Cincinnati 14-5 Friday evening at the Sheakley Athletics Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Golden Eagles (2-9) received a pair of goals on the night from sophomore Nicole Gleason, while Claire Costanza, Kenzie Brown and Emily Donovan added the others.

Cincinnati (6-4) was paced by seven points on four goals and three assists from senior Marissa Pierson. Freshman Courtney Curtis added two goals and a pair of assists, while three other Bearcats also notched two markers.

The Bearcats scored 10-straight goals at one point, including the final six goals of the first half and led 7-2 at the intermission. MU was outshot 29-23 by its counterparts from Cincinnati, but held a 19-15 advantage in ground balls.

The game was a homecoming for Cincinnati natives Hayley Baas and Elizabeth Goslee, both of whom had numerous family members, friends and former teammates supporting them in the stands.

Cincinnati's Taylor Young, a former high school teammate of Baas, put the Bearcats on the board first with a goal at the 25:42 mark of the opening frame.

The Golden Eagles answered with goals from Gleason and a beautiful breakaway marker from Costanza to give MU a 2-1 edge with 12:58 remaining in the first.

The contest marked the Golden Eagles' first road game since facing USC on March 16 in Los Angeles.

Marquette returns to action at 11 a.m. CT on Sunday, April 7 against Louisville at U of L Lacrosse Stadium.




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