Women's Lacrosse Hosts Final Home Games at Valley Fields
April 10, 2013
MARQUETTE WOMEN'S LACROSSE
No. 8 Georgetown (8-2)
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MILWAUKEE - The final home games of the season for the Marquette University women's lacrosse team will be held at Valley Fields this weekend as the Golden Eagles welcome No. 8 Georgetown and No. 17 Loyola Maryland on Friday, April 12 and Sunday, April 14, respectively.
"It will be a fun weekend at the Valley with some very good competition coming in," Marquette head coach Meredith Black said. "Georgetown and Loyola are really good teams and possessions are going to be key. Once we get the ball we need to maintain possession to slow the game down and give ourselves a chance."
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. The Golden Eagles will also host a pregame ceremony honoring departing seniors Katie Bathon, Lisa Beltramello, Jacqueline Dubois as well as team manager Chloe Johnson.
"This senior class has been great for our program in its first season," Black said. "Lisa Beltramello is a captain for us and not only do I believe she has been a great leader for us, her teammates greatly look up to her. Katie Bathon has stepped up and been a key contributor this season as a defensive midfielder and we really wouldn't be where we are today without her. I have also never had a player want to succeed as much as Jacqueline Dubois, who is one of the hardest workers on our team and has been a great teammate this season."
Live statistics will be available for both games through GameTracker on GoMarquette.com.
The Golden Eagles (2-10) are coming off a 14-5 loss at Cincinnati on April 5 and a 21-2 defeat at Louisville on Sunday afternoon in which MU managed just four shots. Dubois scored her lone goal of the season on a free position shot at Louisville, while Sarah Priem turned away 12 of the 32 shots on goal she faced in the contest.
The Hoyas (8-2) enter Friday's game winners of three straight contests, including victories over then-No. 20 Louisville on March 24 and at Loyola on April 6. Georgetown has knocked off five top 20 teams in 2013 and its lone defeats came at the hands of a pair of programs ranked in the top six nationally.
Caroline Tarzian leads GU with 37 points on 26 goals and 11 assists, while the team's second leading scorer Kelyn Freedman has 22 goals and a team-high 30 draw controls on the year.
The Greyhounds will face No. 6 Notre Dame on Friday before making the trek to Milwaukee. Loyola is 5-6 on the season and is coming off a 14-11 loss to Georgetown, which was preceded by three-straight victories over Louisville, Cincinnati and Maryland-Baltimore County.
Loyola is led by Marlee Paton's 27 points on 16 goals and 11 assists, while Hannah Schmitt is the squad's leader in goals with 21. Paton also leads the Greyhounds with 26 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers this season.
Following this weekend's action, the Golden Eagles will hit the road for their final three games of the season at UConn (April 19), Syracuse (April 21) and Notre Dame (April 27).