March 3, 2013

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Muzika Caps Comeback as Marquette Rallies Past Detroit Mercy

from press release

MILWAUKEE – Anna Muzika scored the go-ahead goal with 1:11 remaining in regulation to give the Marquette University women's lacrosse team an 11-10 victory over Detroit Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields.

With the win, Marquette improves to 2-2 overall and earned its first-ever win on its home turf. The loss sets Detroit back to 2-2 on the campaign.

Freshman Hayley Baas led the Golden Eagles with four goals and an assist, while also posting game highs of 10 shots and four draw controls. Nicole Gleason and Kenzie Browneach added a pair of tallies for MU as well.

Detroit senior Zaynib Hamze led the Titans with three goals and an assist, while Lindsey Saunders and Michaela Schwartz also added two goals. Hamze posted game highs of six ground balls and five caused turnovers.

The Golden Eagles used a 21-7 advantage in shots and a 15-7 edge in ground balls in the second half to pull away for the victory. MU outshot Detroit 33-20 overall

Muzika ripped a shot from 15 feet out that was turned away by Detroit goalie Lexie McCormick, but a second effort by Muzika got the ball across the line and gave MU its first lead of the game.

The Golden Eagles trailed by as many as five goals in the first half and tied the game at 7-7 early in the second half on a Costanza goal at the 23:51 mark.

The Titans rallied to go back up by three at 10-7 with 13:09 remaining before MU answered with the final four goals for the victory.

Detroit took its largest lead of the game at 6-1 with 18:30 left in the first half on a free position goal by Ally Schrader.

Marquette fell into a 4-0 deficit early in the first half and goalie Sarah Priem was replaced by teammate Emma Salter after letting in Detroit's fifth goal. Salter made three saves in 19 minutes between the pipes and helped the Golden Eagles head into intermission only trailing by two, 6-4.

Priem returned to the net for the start of the second half and finished the remainder of the game for her second win of the year.

The Golden Eagles return to action Sunday, March 10 at St. Mary's (Calif.) before playing at San Diego State and USC to conclude a three-game West Coast swing over spring break.

 


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