USC Tops Women's Lacrosse on Senior Day, 11-5

Jennifer Zandlo made three saves in her last collegiate game.

April 27, 2014

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MILWAUKEE – An early second half rally fell short on Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields as the Marquette University women’s lacrosse team lost 11-5 to USC on Senior Day.

The Golden Eagles conclude their second season of NCAA Division I competition with an overall record of 5-12 and 1-6 in BIG EAST Conference action. Taylor Smith scored her seventh and eighth goals of the season to lead Marquette with two tallies on the afternoon, while Hayley Baas, Nicole Gleason and Emily Donovan posted MU’s other markers.

Caroline de Lyra led the Trojans with three goals and three assists and Alex Moore, Michaela Michael and Annie Ruland all posted a pair of goals.

USC, which played No. 5 Northwestern on Saturday evening at Wrigley Field, jumped ahead 5-0 to begin action before Smith put the Golden Eagles on the board with 2:41 left before the half.

The Trojans scored the first goal of the second before a 4-0 MU run pulled Marquette to within a point, 6-5, on Smith’s second tally with 12:29 remaining.

The Golden Eagles could not get any closer however, as USC scored the final five goals of the game for an 11-5 victory.

Seniors Meredith Donaldson and Jennifer Zandlo each made their first career starts on Sunday and Zandlo came up big with three early saves in just over 11 minutes in the cage.

USC held a slim 10-8 advantage in draw controls and an edge in shots (22-16), while ground balls were even at 13 apiece.




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