The Marquette University women’s lacrosse team will face St. Mary’s (Calif.) on Sunday, March 10 in Moraga, Calif., as the squad opens a nine-day, three-game West Coast road trip against the Gaels at St. Mary’s Stadium.
“We have to stay focused and on track as we begin our road trip Sunday at St. Mary’s,” Marquette head coach Meredith Black said. “This is the ladies’ first spring break trip so they have to realize that they are still in season and stay focused on the task at hand. We have a great opportunity in front of us and it will be exciting to go out to warmer weather.”
The Golden Eagles (2-2) evened their overall record with the first home win in program history on Sunday, March 3 against Detroit Mercy, 11-10, at Valley Fields. Freshman Hayley Baas led the way for MU with four goals and an assist, while redshirt freshman Anna Muzika scored the game winner with 1:11 remaining after Marquette rallied from a five-goal deficit.
Freshman Claire Costanza leads the Golden Eagles’ attack through four games with 14 points on five goals and nine assists. The Webster, N.Y., native ranks 25th in NCAA Division I through games of March 3 with 2.25 assists per game.
St. Mary’s dropped its last game on Tuesday evening to the University of California (18-9) after picking up its first win of the season on March 1 over UC Davis (16-15, OT). The Gaels are being outscored by an average of 7.5 goals per game this season, which also includes a 19-6 loss to San Diego State and a 17-8 defeat at the hands of USC.
Amanda Cross leads the Gaels (1-3) against Marquette with a team-high 13 points. Jillian Chong is tied for the team lead with Cross with eight goals, while Jaclyn Biggers has tallied six markers and 21 draw controls.