March 13, 2013
MARQUETTE WOMEN'S LACROSSE (2-3)
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at San Diego State (3-2, 1-0 MPSF)
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Aztec Lacrosse Field | San Diego, Calif.
Thursday, March 14
9 p.m. CT
at USC (4-4, 2-1 MPSF)
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McAlister Field | Los Angeles, Calif.
Saturday, March 16
2 p.m. CT
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team will conclude its three-game West Coast swing with games at San Diego State on Thursday, March 14 and at USC on Saturday, March 16.
The Golden Eagles (2-3) dropped a 16-7 decision at St. Mary’s (Calif.) on Sunday afternoon to begin their road trip in California. Kenzie Brown, Hayley Baas and Nicole Gleason each added a pair of goals in the loss as Marquette was unable to overcome an early 7-1 deficit. MU is averaging just seven goals scored in its three losses this season.
San Diego State will welcome Marquette for a 9 p.m. CT matchup at Aztec Lacrosse Field on Thursday evening. The Aztecs (3-2) knocked off LIU Brooklyn, 21-1, on Sunday, March 10 behind four goals from sophomore Bailey Ewing, who leads the squad this season with 16 markers. Michaela Jarvis also added a pair of goals and four assists in the victory and leads the Aztecs with 21 points this season. SDSU knocked off St. Mary’s, 19-6, on Feb. 22 in San Diego.
USC will host Temple on Wednesday afternoon before welcoming the Golden Eagles to McAlister Field on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT. The Trojans (4-4) have posted four victories on the season and three of their four losses have come at the hands of ranked opponents, including No. 1 Northwestern in their season opener. USC, which is also in its first season of competition, is led by freshman attack Caroline De Lyra who averages three-and-a-half goals per contest and leads the squad with 49 points (28 goals and 21 assists).
Links for live statistics and streaming video will be available for both games on GoMarquette.com, courtesy of GoAztecs.com and USCTrojans.com.
Following Saturday’s game at USC, the Golden Eagles will return to Milwaukee to begin a three-game homestand on Tuesday, March 19 against Harvard.
GLEASON CONSISTENT ON ATTACK
Nicole Gleason has been a consistent goal scorer for the Golden Eagles over their first five games of 2013. The Villanova transfer has scored a pair of goals in each of Marquette’s first five games and sits second on the squad in goals scored with 10. The 2011 Loyola Academy graduate leads the team in shot percentage with 10 goals on 18 total shots this season, converting at a .556 clip.
BAAS' OFFENSIVE OUTBURST PROPELS MU TO FIRST HOME WIN
After scoring the game winner in MU's first victory of the season at Coastal Carolina, Hayley Baas led the Golden Eagles to a come-from-behind victory over Detroit on March 3 with a game-high four goals. Baas helped MU erase an early five-goal deficit to escape with its first-ever home win at Valley Fields. Redshirt freshman Anna Muzika scored the game winner with 1:11 remaining as MU topped the Titans 11-10.
Claire Costanza EXCELS IN SET-UP ROLE
Freshman Claire Costanza had an excellent start to Marquette's inaugural season, recording four points in each of the Golden Eagles' first three games. Costanza assisted on eight goals through the first three contests and tallied a helper on all six of Nicole Gleason's markers to that point. The Webster, N.Y., native leads MU with 14 points on the year and ranks 25th in NCAA Division I (as of March 4) with 2.25 assists per game. Costanza posted a school-record 40 assists last season as a senior at Webster Schroeder High School.
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.