Feb. 21, 2013
MARQUETTE WOMEN'S LACROSSE (1-1)
Marquette Game Notes (PDF)
vs. Duquesne (1-0, 0-0 Atlantic 10)
Valley Fields | Milwaukee, Wis.
Saturday, Feb. 23
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MILWAUKEE – Coming of its first victory in program history Sunday afternoon at Coastal Carolina, the Marquette University women’s lacrosse team will host its first home game at Valley Fields on Saturday, Feb. 23 against Duquesne at noon.
The first 300 fans in attendance will receive Marquette lacrosse winter hats, while the afternoon is also youth lacrosse day. Admission will be two for the price of one for all individuals 12-and-under wearing their team jerseys.
Marquette (1-1) enters the game against the Dukes following a season-opening road trip to South Carolina in which it fell at Winthrop, 17-7, on Friday, Feb. 15 before picking up the program’s first win on Sunday at Coastal Carolina, 12-11, in double overtime. Freshman midfielder Kenzie Brown led the Golden Eagles with six goals on the weekend, including a game-high five markers against the Chanticleers on Sunday.
Fellow freshman Hayley Bass scored the game-winner at CCU on a shot from five meters out, 1:31 into sudden-death overtime.
In their first game of the season on Friday, the Dukes (1-0) defeated St. Francis (Pa.), 20-6, and out-shot the Red Flash 35-14. Sophomore Morgan Matz led Duquesne with seven points in that contest, while classmate Amanda Kidder posted a game-high five goals.
Duquesne was 12-6 in 2012 and was picked to finish third in the 2013 Atlantic 10 Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Marquette assistant coach Courtney Tamasitis played for the Dukes from 2004-07 and was an All-A10 selection at midfield. Tamasitis also served for one season as an assistant in 2008 under current head coach Mike Scerbo.
For information on tickets against the Dukes and a season ticket package, contact the Marquette Ticket Office at (414) 288-GOMU (4668). Individual game tickets can also be purchased at the gate on game day.
Hayley Baas GIVES MU FIRST WIN AT COASTAL IN 2OT
Freshman Hayley Baas gave Marquette its first victory on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Coastal Carolina by scoring 1:31 into a sudden-death double overtime. Classmate Claire Costanza found a cutting Baas from behind the net as Baas fired the game winner from about five meters past Coastal Carolina goalie Trista Kuehn. Kenzie Brown led the Golden Eagles with five goals against the Chanticleers, including a game-tying tally three minutes into the first overtime.
Lauren Hooker NETS FIRST MARQUETTE GOAL AT WINTHROP
Freshman midfielder Lauren Hooker scored the first goal in program history at Winthrop on Feb. 15, 2013. The Grand Rapids, Mich., native got the Golden Eagles on the board with 24:58 remaining in the first half and added her second goal of the night in the second half. Hooker was a 2012 US Lacrosse First Team All-American as a senior at East Grand Rapids High School where she helped the school to a 28-0 record and a state title while notching 153 points (112 G, 41 A).
TICKET PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE
Individual and season ticket packages are now available for all seven Marquette women’s lacrosse home games at Valley Fields. Individual tickets can be purchased on GoMarquette.com or at Valley Fields on game days. Single game tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for youth ages 12 and under. Full season packages cost $30 and include the seven MU women’s contests as well as the men’s games against Detroit and Duke.
BELTRAMELLO, COLEMAN AND DONOVAN NAMED FIRST CAPTAINS
Redshirt freshmen Jenaye Coleman and Emily Donovan, along with senior Lisa Beltramello were named the first captains for Marquette’s inaugural 2013 campaign. Coleman (Apple Valley, Minn.) was a member of MU’s first signing class, while Donovan (Fairfield, Conn./Ludlowe H.S.) and Beltramello (Suffield, Conn./Suffield H.S.) are both walk-ons.
MARQUETTE FACES BACK-LOADED REGULAR SEASON SLATE
After opening the regular season against two programs in their inaugural seasons (Winthrop, Coastal Carolina) and playing at USC in their first year of competition, the Golden Eagles close the regular season with four ranked teams in their final five contests. Marquette is scheduled to end the year against No. 14 Georgetown and No. 7/6 Loyola at home and No. 1/2 Syracuse and No. 8/10 Notre Dame on the road.
GOLDEN EAGLES COMPLETE RIGOROUS FALL SCHEDULE
Following a full academic year without intercollegiate competition, the Golden Eagles competed against premier programs during the 2012 fall semester. Marquette opened its fall schedule against coach Black’s alma mater, Notre Dame, and also faced defending national champion Northwestern, as well as Ohio State and Virginia Tech, among others.
WOMEN'S LACROSSE SUPPORTS PANCAN ACTION NETWORK
The Golden Eagles have been active supporters of the PanCan Action Network and its fight against pancreatic cancer over the last year and will hold a PanCan awareness game on Sunday, April 14 against Loyola Maryland. Marquette will hold a 50/50 raffle on Friday, April 12 against Georgetown, while Sunday’s match vs. Loyola will highlight the season-long campaign goal of a $5,000 donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Further information on the disease and the organization can be found at http://www.pancan.org/. Donations to Marquette’s campaign can be made at bit.ly/MUpancan.
MARQUETTE ADDS LACROSSE AS EIGHTH WOMEN'S SPORT
Marquette University added women’s lacrosse as its eighth varsity women’s sport on Dec. 16, 2010 and hired Meredith Black as its first head coach in program history on Feb. 4, 2011. The addition of both the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs marked the first addition to MU’s intercollegiate athletics offerings since women’s soccer began competition in 1993.
ROSTER COMPOSITION REFLECTS NATIONAL GROWTH OF LAX
The Golden Eagles’ roster is comprised of student-athletes from 17 different states, with New York leading the way with four Golden Eagles. Marquette also has student-athletes from South Carolina (Anna Muzika/Moore, S.C.) and California (Alex Winey/San Diego, Calif.), the location of the season’s first two road trips.