Women's Lax Set to Begin California Road Trip at UC-Davis
March 7, 2015
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's lacrosse team is fresh off its first win of the season as it dispatched Duquesne University in thrilling fashion with an 8-7 overtime victory on the road in Pittsburgh back on Feb. 28. The Golden Eagles now looks to turn that into a winning streak as it heads West to California to take on UC-Davis and St. Mary's College Sunday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 10, respectively.
Live statistics (GameTracker) and video will be available courtesy of both host institutions. First draw Sunday is set for 3 p.m. Central time, while Tuesday's start time is set for 6 p.m. CT.
The Golden Eagles put together one of their best performances of the season and it translated into an exciting win on the road in overtime. Redshirt-sophomore Taylor Smith recorded a career-high four goals, including three in the second half and overtime combined to lead MU in scoring. Her goal with 1:26 remaining in the extra session proved to be the game-winner. Junior Claire Costanza added two goals, while freshmen Riley Hill and Allison Lane each added one.
Defensively, it was junior Sarah Priem who made a season-high 10 saves in net with the biggest one coming in the final 15 seconds of overtime to secure the win.
It marked MU's first win in the series against Duquesne in three meetings all-time. The road team has claimed all three victories.
UC-Davis is coming off its first win of the season as well, following a 13-10 victory over Detroit in the team's home opener. Courtney Neff, Elizabeth Landry and Melissa Kellan combined for all 13 goals. Kellan currently leads the Aggies with 10 goals on the year.
St. Mary's has started the year with four straight losses following a 22-8 setback against Michigan on Friday. So far this season, the Gaels have allowed an average of 19.3 goals per game, while scoring just 6.8 goals per game.
MU's meeting with UC-Davis will be the first-ever in the series, while the Golden Eagles do battle with St. Mary's for just the second time in their short history.
Following Tuesday's contest at St. Mary's, the Golden Eagles will head to Southern California to take on USC in a Sunday, March 15, game in Los Angeles.
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