Rutgers Defeats Marquette to Notch Eighth Win

MILWAUKEE Despite a career-high 14 saves in net from freshman goalie Sarah Priem, Marquette fell 9-4 to Rutgers Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields.

The Golden Eagles (2-8) held a 1-0 lead to open the game on a goal from freshman Molly O'Brien at the 23:24 mark of the opening half. O'Brien received a pass from Claire Costanza about three meters out, dodged a defender, and fired a shot past Rutgers goalie Lily Kalata for her first goal of the year.

Rutgers (8-2) didn't notch its first goal until the 19:48 mark of the first on a shot from Hailey Barnes, but built a 4-1 lead before Emily Donovan answered for the Golden Eagles right before the half.

Freshman Kenzie Brown scored the first goal of the second half on a feed from Costanza to pull the Golden Eagles to within one, 4-3. Rutgers then responded with three straight goals to put the game out of reach.

Leading scorer Katrina Martinelli led the Scarlet Knights with a pair of goals as did Annie McGinley who also added an assist.

Brown led the Golden Eagles with two goals to move her into a tie with teammate Haley Baas with 17 goals on the year.

Rutgers held a 27-12 advantage in shots for the game, as well as a 24-17 edge in ground balls and a 10-4 lead in draw controls.

The Golden Eagles have Easter weekend off from competition before they return to action Friday, April 5 at Cincinnati.

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Milwaukee, Wis. (March 24, 2013) Winners of seven of the last eight games, Rutgers earned its first Big East win with a 9-4 decision at Marquette on Sunday afternoon. The Scarlet Knights (8-2, 1-1) were led by redshirt senior midfielder Annie McGinley (Moorestown, N.J.) with three points on two goals and an assist.

Redshirt sophomore Hollie DiMuro (West Babylon, N.Y.) posted a strong game with her first goal of the season, as well as five ground balls and a caused turnover.

Junior midfielder Katrina Martinelli (Moorestown, N.J.) added two scores, as eight Scarlet Knights registered a point. Senior goalie Lily Kalata (Nesconset, N.Y.) made four saves to move to 8-2 on the year.

Marquette (2-8, 0-2) was led by Kenzie Brown with two goals.

MU scored first, but Rutgers roared back with four-straight goals over the next eight minutes. Halley Barnes (Garnet Valley, Pa.) tallied the equalizer, before Martinelli ripped off two-straight. Both unassisted tallies, the first goal came with a man advantage. Megan Clements (Pennington, N.J.) concluded the run, corralling a dish from McGinley.

The Scarlet Knights went into halftime with a 4-2 advantage after MU posted a goal with just under two minutes to play before the break.

After an early Marquette goal, Rutgers ripped off five of the next six scores to run away with the game. McGinley started the run with an unassisted score at the 27:52 mark. Freshman Chrissy Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.) added an unassisted tally and DiMuro finished the 3-0 spurt with a free position score.

A Golden Eagle score with 13:13 to play brought the squad within three, 7-4, but RU ripped off the next two goals to account for the final tally.

Rutgers will have 12 days between games to prepare for a five-game homestand. RU will face Connecticut on Friday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be held at Yurcak Field, weather permitting.


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