Marquette Falls at Vandy, 11-9, Despite Strong Finish
April 15, 2015
NASHVILLE -- The Marquette University women's lacrosse team was able to put together an impressive second-half run, but a six-goal deficit coming out of halftime was just too much to overcome as host Vanderbilt University hung on for an 11-7 win at the VU Lacrosse Complex Wednesday afternoon, April 15.
Hayley Baas and Claire Costanza combined for five goals to lead a balanced Golden Eagle (4-11, 0-5 BIG EAST) attack that outshot the Commodores (7-8, 4-2 BIG EAST) 29-19. Vandy scored in the opening 20 seconds of the game and proceeded to build an 8-2 lead at halftime before Marquette made its second-half run. MU outshot VU 18-7 over the final 20 minutes, which led to a 7-3 margin on the scoreboard.
Baas tallied her third goal of the game with 1:10 remaining in regulation to cut the deficit to 11-9, but Vandy won the ensuing draw and was able to run the clock out to escape with a win.
Marquette held the advantage in shots, 29-19 and ground balls, 22-19, while forcing 22 Vanderbilt turnovers as compared to committing just 14. The Commodores' 14-8 advantage in draw controls proved to be a deciding factor in the outcome.
The Golden Eagles will close out the home schedule Saturday, April 18, playing host to Georgetown in their annual game supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. It will also mark Senior Day for eight seniors. First draw is set for 5 p.m. at Hart Park and will follow the men's game against Duke, which starts at 1 p.m.
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