When: Wednesday, March 12, at 3pm Central, NOT 6pm as previously scheduled. You locals may have noticed the change in temperature since yesterday, and it's only going to get colder by tonight, thus the change.
Where: Valley Fields
Audio/Visual: The east end of the Valley isn't rigged for video, so you'll have to make do with live stats.
Twitter Updates: @MarquetteWLax
The Golden Eagles couldn't capitalize on their momentum from a 2-0 weekend and lost their third game of the season back on Friday to Duquesne. The Dukes got off to a hot start and even though Marquette made the ancillary stats look close by the end, they ended up on the business end of a 14-10 loss.
The good news about the whole deal is that freshman Amanda Bochniak extended her career starting goal scoring streak against Duquesne, and her two assists against the visitors from Pittsburgh did two things. First, they helped push her into the team lead in helpers, and second, they helped Bochniak earn her second Big East Weekly Honor Roll nod of the season. The Big East doesn't hand out Freshmen of the Week awards for women's lacrosse they way they do for other sports, but with two Honor Rolls in the first three weeks of the season, you have to figure that Bochniak is an early candidate for Marquette's first postseason award winner.
Last year, Marquette picked up the first win in program history when they defeated Coastal Carolina down in South Carolina in just the second game in the team's inaugural season. The game went to overtime when CCU's Charlotte O'Leary pulled the Chanticleers even at 10 with two late goals. Both teams scored in the first six minutes of overtime, but it was Hayley Baas' strike with 4:21 left in the second session that provided MU with the game winner.
The Chants have dropped their last two games after splitting their first four contests of the season. Both of those were home games, and they only lost by a combined three goals. Seeing as CCU is a second year program, it's not surprising to see three sophomores as their top three scorers. Sara Nolan, Keri White, and the aforementioned O'Leary have all tallied at least 10 goals this season. Trista Kuehn has started five of the Chants' six games in net, compiling a goals-against average of 12.04 while stopping just 38% of the shots on net that she's seen.