Women's Lax Travels to No. 17 Notre Dame, Hosts Niagara

Feb. 27, 2018

2018 Marquette Women's Lacrosse - Game 6
Marquette (3-2, 0-0 BIG EAST) at No. 17/18 Notre Dame (3-2, 0-1 ACC
Date Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 4 p.m. CT
Location Arlotta Stadium | Notre Dame, Ind.
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2018 Marquette Women's Lacrosse - Game 7
Marquette (3-2, 0-0 BIG EAST) vs. Niagara (3-0, 0-0 MAAC
Date Saturday, March 3 | 12 p.m. CT
Location Valley Dome | Milwaukee, Wis.
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MILWAUKEE -- The Golden Eagles compete on the road and at home this week, traveling to No. 17 Notre Dame on Wednesday before hosting first-time visitors Niagara on Saturday, March 3. 

The Last Meeting
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February 14, 2017
Notre Dame, Ind.
Golden Eagles Fall at No. 10 Notre Dame
The Marquette University women's lacrosse team traveled to No. 10 Notre Dame for its first road game of the season and fell to the Irish, 21-9, inside the Loftus Sports Center on Tuesday.

Marquette heads to Notre Dame on Wednesady to take on the Fighting Irish at 4 p.m. Central time.  The game can be seen live on ACC Network Extra or through the WatchESPN app with statistics provided through GameTracker.

Marquette will welcome the Purple Eagles of Niagara to Valley Fields on Saturday, March 3, which is set for a noon time start with a live video available via GoMarquette.com.

The Golden Eagles closed its three-game homestand unbeaten, concluding the streak with a record-setting 22-12 victory over Stetson on Sunday. During the three-game win streak, Marquette scored 54 goals while allowing just 29.

The victory over Stetson netted a milestone for senior Riley Hill, who surpassed 100 career points and tied a single-game best of seven points with four goals and three assists.

The Golden Eagles received help from four others, who chipped in at least three goals.  Allison Lane notched a hat trick with a game-high six groundballs.

Notre Dame enters Wednesday with a 3-2 record following an 11-9 comeback win over Elon last time out. The Irish have one shared opponent this season in Stetson, who they defeated 21-7 earlier this year.

Sunday will mark the first time the Golden Eagles meet the Purple Eagles. Niagara is enters the week with an undefeated 3-0 record and is led by Caroline Crump who has 12 goals on the year.

In addition to Niagara being a first-time opponent, the matchup also serves as a first-time occurrance against a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponent as well.

Following Saturday’s matchup, the Golden Eagles head south to Chicago for a Saturday, March 10 meeting with No. 8 Northwestern. First draw is scheduled for noon Central time.

• Marquette broke the single-game record for goals in a 22-12 win over Stetson on Feb. 25, surpassing the previous-high of 20 goals scored, which occurred twice in 2017 with wins over Kennesaw State and Villanova.

• The current scoring trend during the team’s three-game winning streak is quite impressive. MU is averaging 18.67 goals per game during the streak and is on pace for a remarkable 241 goals scored in 2018, which would shatter last year’s record-breaking season of 219 goals.

• MU is outscoring opponents, 71-59 (+12), through five games in 2018. 

• Senior Riley Hill, who garnered BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll accolades for the second-straight week this week, became the fifth member of the 100-career point club at Marquette following a seven-point performance - which tied a career-high - against Stetson. She joins Hayley Baas (‘16), Claire Costanza (‘17), Julianna Shearer (‘17) and Amanda Bochniak (‘17) in the exclusive group that has surpassed the century mark for points.

• The West Islip, NY, native needed just one point entering the Stetson game and recorded seven. She tallied four goals and three assists in the win and now has 63 goals and 43 assists for her career.

• Through five games, Hill’s 10 assists ties teammate Cate Soccodato for the team and BIG EAST lead, while ranking fourth in the nation.

• Two more Golden Eagles are on the verge of hitting the 100 career points mark with senior Allison Lane (92 points) and junior Grace Gabriel (89 points) knocking on the door.

• Lane’s 92 points in her career have come on 75 goals and 17 assists. She has 10 goals and five assists in 2018. The senior currently holds the career lead in draw controls (132), surpassing the century mark last season and jockeying with fellow draw specialist Gabriel (129 draws).

• Gabriel, who has 80 goals and nine assists in just 39 career games, is just 11 points away from the century mark. She leads MU with 22 points on 20 goals and two assists and is currently on pace for nearly 75 points, including nearly 70 goals scored.




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