Women's Lacrosse Travels to UConn and Syracuse
April 17, 2013
MARQUETTE WOMEN'S LACROSSE
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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's lacrosse team will end its inaugural campaign with its final three games on the road, beginning on Friday, April 19 at No. RV/19 Connecticut at 6 p.m. CT. The Golden Eagles will then travel to Syracuse, N.Y., to take on the fifth-ranked Orange at noon CT on Sunday, April 21.
Links to live statistics and streaming video of both games will be available on GoMarquette.com.
Marquette (2-12) has suffered 10-straight defeats since starting the year 2-2 overall. The Golden Eagles played then-No. 8 Georgetown on Friday afternoon, eventually falling 13-7, and lost to No. 17 Loyola Maryland, 17-2, on Sunday at Valley Fields.
Freshman Claire Costanza leads MU with 34 points on 13 goals and 21 assists, and has registered a helper in all but one game this season. Kenzie Brown, who paces Marquette with 20 goals, added one marker in both of the Golden Eagles' contests this past weekend. Brown has only been held off the goal ledger on three occasions this season and has six multi-goal games.
Marquette concluded its home campaign on Sunday afternoon against the Greyhounds and honored its three seniors (Katie Bathon, Lisa Beltramello and Jacqueline Dubois) in a pregame ceremony. The Golden Eagles' game against Loyola also wrapped up a season-long initiative raising awareness for pancreatic cancer. Marquette raised upwards of $10,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.
The Huskies sit an impressive 11-1 overall with their lone defeat coming at the hands of Syracuse, 18-7, on March 22 at the Carrier Dome. Junior midfielder Lauren Kahn leads UConn with 27 goals and 22 assists for 49 points on the season. Kahn has posted at least 30 goals in each of her previous two seasons in Storrs and is a single point shy of tying a career-high. Senior Moran O'Reilly, who sits tied for second on the squad with 36 points, tallied 11 points last week against Louisville and Cincinnati to earn BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll mention.
Marquette will face the Huskies at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex, where UConn is a perfect 5-0 this season.
No. 5/5 Syracuse (10-3) defeated No. 20/RV Cornell, 16-4, on Tuesday afternoon at the Carrier Dome for its sixth-straight win and will welcome No. 7/7 Notre Dame on Friday evening before facing the Golden Eagles on Sunday. The 2012 NCAA runner-up is led by 60 points from junior Alyssa Murray (40 goals, 20 assists), who became just the sixth player in program history last week to record 200 points in her career.
Sophomore Kelsey Richardson is the reigning BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week and anchors a unit that allows 9.00 goals per game. The Orange entered the week ranked sixth in NCAA Division I by scoring 14.83 goals per contest.
Following this weekend's action, Marquette has just one game remaining in its inaugural season on Saturday, April 26 at Notre Dame, the alma mater of MU head coach Meredith Black and assistant coach Jackie Doherty.
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