Villanova Closes on 14-3 Run to Defeat Marquette

MILWAUKEE Marquette University fell to Villanova, 19-8, Friday evening at Valley Fields in Milwaukee.

The Wildcats (5-3) broke free from a 5-5 tie late in the first half and outscored the Golden Eagles 14-3 to close out the game.

Freshman Hayley Baas led Marquette (2-7) with three goals, while classmate Claire Costanza and sophomore Villanova-transfer Nicole Gleason added a pair of goals.

Villanova midfielder Chelsey Henderson paced the Wildcats with four goals. Maria Bowman and reigning Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Week Jessica Mucci added a pair.

After Villanova scored the game's first two goals, MU scored the next three for its only lead of the game at the 20:59 mark on a Gleason goal.

Although the Wildcats held a 32-27 edge in shots, Marquette held a 16-13 advantage in draw controls.

The Golden Eagles return to action at Valley Fields on Sunday, March 24 against Rutgers at noon.


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