The Glenview, Ill., native recorded a caused turnover and a ground ball against UConn.
April 12, 2016
NEW YORK - Marquette University sophomore Alex Gambacorta has been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for her defensive efforts against UConn on Saturday, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Gambacorta was given the task of defending the BIG EAST's leading scorer, Katherine Finkleston (38 goals, 4 assists), as Marquette hosted the top scoring offense in the BIG EAST on Saturday, April 9. The Glenview, Illinois native rose to the occasion and held Finkleston scoreless for the first time in 16 games.
She had a caused turnover and a ground ball in the narrow 15-13 loss to the Huskies. On the year, Gambacorta has 22 ground balls, nine caused turnovers, and eight draw controls.
Marquette (4-8, 1-1 BIG EAST) returns to action on Wednesday, April 13, when it travels to Gainesville to face No. 2 Florida on the road. Game time is set for 1 p.m. Central time.