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Balanced Play Leads Women's Lacrosse To Win At Marquette
April 14, 2013
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - Eleven Greyhounds contributed to the attack Sunday afternoon as the No. 17 Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team earned a 17-2 win in a non-conference contest versus Marquette at Valley Fields.
Seniors Cassandra Cursaro and Joanna Dalton, in addition to sophomore Kara Burke, led Loyola (7-6, 3-1 BIG EAST) with three goals each, while senior Ashley Cahill and junior Ali Habicht shared a game-high of four points. Cahill recorded two goals and two assists, while Habicht had one goal and a career-high three assists.
Senior Kathleen Barranco, junior Marlee Paton, sophomores Molly Hulseman and Taryn VanThof, and freshman Katrina Geiger all added one score and freshman Shannon Aikens notched her first career point with an assist.
For Marquette (2-12), Kenzie Brown and Claire Costanza recorded goals.
The Greyhounds rattled off four goals in the first five minutes of play, with Dalton getting Loyola on the board at 29:05. Burke, Paton and Kathleen Barranco then added to the tallies, forcing Marquette to call a timeout.
Out of the break, Dalton netted her second goal of the day, before the Golden Eagles were able to find the back of the net at 18:56. The rest of the half would be all Loyola though. Burke sparked an eight-goal run to close out the half at 18:16. Hulseman then added a goal at 16:48 before Cursaro put away back-to-back passes from Cahill within 11 seconds to give the Greyhounds a 9-1 advantage.
Habicht recorded her first goal of the season at 14:21, assisted by Aikens, giving the freshman her first career point, before a free position goal from Geiger put Loyola on top, 11-1.
Goals from VanThof and Cursaro closed out the half, with Cursaro’s third goal at the 33-second mark giving the senior her first hat trick of the season.
Dalton opened the second half by completing her third hat trick of the season, eighth of her career, at 28:35, before Marquette scored at 25:24.
Burke then notched her second hat trick of the season at 15:55 before Cahill closed out the game with two goals in the final 31 seconds, bringing the final score to 17-2.
Senior Jayne Jablonski paced the defense with a career-high three ground balls and a personal-best two caused turnovers. Geiger and freshman goalkeeper Molly Wolf also had three ground balls, while Hulseman and freshman Madde Lesher had two caused turnovers.
Loyola will return to action next weekend heading to Villanova and Rutgers. The Greyhounds will face the Wildcats Friday at 4 p.m., before taking on the Scarlet Knights Sunday at 1 p.m.