Golden Eagles Begin Homestand Tuesday vs. Harvard
March 18, 2013
MARQUETTE WOMEN'S LACROSSE (2-5)
vs. Harvard (0-4, 0-2 Ivy League)
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MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team returns to Milwaukee to begin a three-game homestand on Tuesday, March 19 against Harvard at 3 p.m. at Valley Fields.
"We are excited to be playing again so soon and especially back on our home turf," Marquette head coach Meredith Black said. "We learned a lot over spring break and are anxious to continue to grow as a team. Harvard will provide a proven opponent for us as we return to action at Valley Fields."
The game will feature free admission and is Marquette’s “Snack with SAAC” day, as all fans will be treated to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made and served by members of MU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Marquette will honor the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team Tuesday afternoon with a pregame moment of silence. Seton Hill head coach Kristie Quigley passed away along with her unborn son and the team bus driver after the team bus crashed off the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the morning of Saturday, March 16. Marquette assistant coach Courtney Tamasitis was the head coach of Seton Hill for four seasons before taking her current position at MU in 2011. She also played with Quigley for one season at Duquesne, in addition to playing under her for one season with the Dukes.
“We are deeply saddened by the unfortunate events of Saturday morning on the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team,” Black said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected by this terrible accident which claimed the life of three individuals. Courtney Tamasitis’ close connection to Seton Hill has made this a very emotional moment for our program and it is important that we honor coach Quigley’s memory on Tuesday afternoon.”
The Golden Eagles (2-5) concluded a West Coast road trip with a 12-9 loss at USC on Saturday afternoon and dropped all three games over the university’s spring break. Marquette led the Trojans 7-6 at halftime before allowing the first four goals of the second half to USC. Hayley Baas led the Golden Eagles with three goals in the loss, while Kenzie Brown and Claire Costanza each contributed three points. Costanza leads MU this season with 20 points on seven goals and 13 points.
The Crimson (0-4) enters the contest after falling 16-3 to reigning national champion Northwestern on Saturday afternoon. Senior Micaela Cyr and freshman Audrey Todd lead Harvard with 17 points on the season, while the Crimson are being outscored through four games by an average of eight goals per contest (16.25 to 8.25). Harvard began the season nationally ranked, but has fallen to Stanford, then-No. 15 Cornell and then-No. 19 Penn, in addition to the No. 3 Wildcats on Saturday afternoon.
Live statistics will be available through GameTracker on GoMarquette.com.
After Tuesday’s game, the Golden Eagles will face their first BIG EAST Conference foes of the season when they welcome Villanova and Rutgers to Milwaukee on Friday and Sunday afternoon.