Cincinnati Grounds the Golden Eagles

CINCINNATI Marquette fell to the University of Cincinnati, 14-5, Friday evening at the Sheakley Athletics Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Golden Eagles (2-9) received a pair of goals on the night from sophomore Nicole Gleason, while Claire Costanza, Kenzie Brown and Emily Donovan added the others.

Cincinnati (6-4) was paced by seven points on four goals and three assists from senior Marissa Pierson. Freshman Courtney Curtis added two goals and a pair of assists, while three other Bearcats also notched two markers.

The Bearcats scored 10-straight goals at one point, including the final six goals of the first half and led 7-2 at the intermission. MU was outshot 29-23 by its counterparts from Cincinnati, but held a 19-15 advantage in ground balls.

The game was a homecoming for Cincinnati natives Hayley Baas and Elizabeth Goslee, both of whom had numerous family members, friends and former teammates supporting them in the stands.

Cincinnati's Taylor Young, a former high school teammate of Baas, put the Bearcats on the board first with a goal at the 25:42 mark of the opening frame.

The Golden Eagles answered with goals from Nicole Gleason and a beautiful breakaway marker from Claire Costanza to give MU a 2-1 edge with 12:58 remaining in the first.

The contest marked the Golden Eagles' first road game since facing USC on March 16 in Los Angeles.

Marquette returns to action Sunday, April 7 against Louisville at U of L Lacrosse Stadium.


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