Golden Eagles Can't Keep Pace with Crimson

MILWAUKEE Marquette fell to Harvard, 18-4, Tuesday afternoon at a frigid Valley Fields in Milwaukee. The Golden Eagles (2-6) fell behind 14-1 and trailed 12-1 at halftime after being outshot 26-4 in the opening frame and 35-9 for the game.

"We have another game in two days, which is good when you have games like today's game," Marquette head coach Meredith Black said. "It's good to get back out there and play again and recover from this loss. We didn't do a good job taking care of the ball and it was our own mistakes. We didn't come up with the draws or 50/50 balls and we missed out on ground balls."

Freshman Hayley Baas scored Marquette's first goal with 10:11 remaining in the first half to cut Harvard's lead to 5-1. Claire Costanza, Margaret Kerr and Katie Bathon added MU's only other tallies in the second half.

Senior midfielder Micaela Cyr led the Crimson (1-4) with five goals, while classmate Danielle Tetreault added four markers on her game-high seven shots.

Marquette honored the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team Tuesday afternoon with a pregame moment of silence. Seton Hill head coach Kristie Quigley passed away along with her unborn son and the team bus driver after the team bus crashed off the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the morning of Saturday, March 16. Marquette assistant coach Courtney Tamasitis was the head coach of Seton Hill for four seasons before taking her current position at MU in 2011. She also played with Quigley for one season at Duquesne, in addition to playing under her for one season with the Dukes.

The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, March 22 at Valley Fields against Villanova before welcoming Rutgers to Milwaukee on Sunday, March 19 at noon.

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MILWAUKEE, Wis.-With five goals and an assist, Micaela Cyr outscored host Marquette and led Harvard to its first win of the season, 18-4, Tuesday afternoon at cold, windy Valley Fields.

The Crimson (1-4) scored the game's first five goals before the Golden Eagles (2-6) got on the board. Harvard answered with nine goals in a row, pausing with a 12-1 halftime lead along the way. Danielle Tetreault added four goals and an assist for the Crimson, while Alexis Nicolla and Catherine Brown each scored twice.

Annie Meyjes logged three saves to record her first collegiate win, and Jenn Hatfield made her Harvard women's lacrosse debut in the second half. Harvard held advantages of 35-9 in shots, 17-10 in ground balls and 16-7 in draw controls.

Tetreault got Harvard's goal parade going by scoring two minutes into the game. Cyr, Lauren Tomkinson, Kyleigh Keating followed with goals and Tetreault found the net again before Marquette's Hayley Boss broke the run with about 10 minutes left in the opening half.

Cyr started the next spurt with consecutive goals 69 seconds apart for a 7-1 lead. The Crimson added five more goals in the last six minutes before halftime and tacked on two more to start the second half for a 14-1 advantage. The Golden Eagles then scored twice, but Harvard outscored them by a 4-1 margin over the final 10 minutes.

Sophia Capone, Nina Kucharczyk and Audrey Todd had the Crimson's other goals. Tetrault grabbed four draw controls, Keating snagged two and Mariel Jenkins recorded four ground balls and two caused turnovers. Marquette's Sarah Priem made six saves.

Harvard will return home and host Yale Saturday at 1:00 p.m.


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