Feb. 28, 2013
MARQUETTE WOMEN'S LACROSSE (1-2)
Marquette Game Notes (PDF)
vs. Detroit (1-2, 0-0 Atlantic Sun)
Valley Fields | Milwaukee, Wis.
Sunday, March 3
1 p.m. CT
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MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team will hosts its second game of the season at Valley Fields when the squad welcomes Detroit on Sunday, March 3 for a 1 p.m. showdown.
The Golden Eagles (1-2) are coming off an 11-7 loss to Duquesne on Saturday, Feb. 23 in which they mounted a comeback midway through the second half before falling to the Dukes for their second loss of the young season.
"There is something extra special about playing on your home turf and we are excited to have that opportunity again this weekend," Marquette head coach Meredith Black said. "Our first home game last week was another first for the team and each first brings a new challenge. The team should be more comfortable this week with playing at home and playing in front of our crowd."
Marquette is led by 12 points from freshman Claire Costanza, who has notched four points in each of MU’s three contests this season. The Golden Eagles are also receiving significant contributions from sophomore Nicole Gleason, who has picked up a pair of goals in each game this year, while freshman Kenzie Brown leads MU with seven tallies and eight draw controls. Elizabeth Goslee paces Marquette’s defensive group with 11 ground balls.
"We have to show up to the game knowing we can win and believing in ourselves against other established programs," Black said. "Detroit is a very good team that is now under new leadership. As every game, this weekend will be a challenge for us, but one we are excited to take on."
Detroit (1-2) enters the weekend following its first victory of the season, a 15-1 triumph at Delaware State on Sunday, Feb. 24. Nine different players scored for the Titans in their first win, led by three goals apiece from Tessa Keuler and Erin Campbell. Keuler leads the squad with eight points on the year.
UDM is in its fifth season of competition at the NCAA Division I level and is in its first year in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Live stats will be available for Sunday’s contest on GameTracker through GoMarquette.com.
For information on tickets against the Titans 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.
Claire Costanza EXCELS IN SET-UP ROLE
Freshman Claire Costanza has had an excellent start to Marquette’s inaugural season, recording four points in each of the Golden Eagles’ first three games. Costanza has assisted on eight goals through three contests and has tallied a helper on all six of Nicole Gleason’s markers. The Webster, N.Y., native also has scored four goals and leads MU with 12 points on the year.
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 PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK
The Golden Eagles have been active supporters of the Pancreatic Cancer 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.