Golden Eagles Head to Cincinnati and Louisville
April 3, 2013
MARQUETTE WOMEN'S LACROSSE
at Louisville (7-3)
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MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team returns to the road following a three-game homestand and will face Cincinnati on Friday, April 5 before heading to Louisville for a 11 a.m. CT showdown with the Cardinals on Sunday, April 7.
The Golden Eagles (2-8) return to action for the first time in almost two weeks after dropping a 9-4 decision to Rutgers on Sunday, March 24. Marquette scored the first goal of the game against the Scarlet Knights and held an opponent under 10 goals for the first time this season. Freshman goalie Sarah Priem posted a career-high 14 saves against Rutgers, but the Golden Eagles were unable to overcome a Rutgers surge midway through the first half.
Cincinnati enters play Friday at 5-4 on the season on the heels of a 16-6 victory over the University of Detroit Mercy on March 29. The Bearcats will host MU at the Sheakley Athletics Center on Friday at 6 p.m. CT before welcoming Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon.
UC is led by junior midfielder Taylor Young’s 23 points on 20 goals and three assists, while redshirt senior Kylie Ramsland has 22 points on the year. Young attended the same high school (Sycamore) as MU freshman and Cincinnati-native Hayley Baas, while two UC players (Sarah Del Bene and Jillian Magnotta) are former high school teammates of Marquette’s Kenzie Brown at Dulaney High School in Timonium, Md.
Both of the Golden Eagles’ victories in 2013 are over common opponents whom the Bearcats have also defeated in UDM and Coastal Carolina.
The Cardinals (7-3) welcome Marquette after hosting Notre Dame on Friday evening at U of L Lacrosse Stadium. Louisville began the season 7-1 overall, including a victory over then-No. 13 Ohio State on Feb. 16, but has dropped its last two games to Loyola (Md.) and Georgetown.
Junior midfielder Nikki Boltja leads the Cardinals with 40 points on 33 goals and seven assists, while classmate Ashley Herbst has started all 10 games in net and has posted an 8.12 goals against average.
Live statistics will be available for both games through GameTracker, while live streaming video of the game at Cincinnati will also be accessible courtesy of UCBearcats.com.
The Golden Eagles return home following this weekend’s action to host Georgetown and Loyola (Md.) on Friday, April 12 and Sunday, April 14, respectively. The game against the Greyhounds on Sunday afternoon will conclude a season-long campaign raising funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s fight against pancreatic cancer.