Upsides: Beautiful day, huge crowd. Downsides: Duke's really good.
The Red Storm pulled away from the Golden Eagles in the second half, ending Marquette's first ever win streak at three games.
Women's lacrosse wrapped up their inaugural season with a 14-5 loss to the nationally ranked Fighting Irish.
Getting outscored 33-10 isn't fun, but there were some bright spots in Marquette's losses to #19 Connecticut and #5 Syracuse.
First NCAA Division 1 contest, first home goal, first home win: Marquette tops Detroit Mercy, 14-9, at Hart Park!
The win might have moved the Greyhounds' record on the season to only 7-6, but they're still good enough to handle the Golden Eagles with ease.
Sometimes these things have to be decided on the field, and that's exactly what men's lacrosse did against High Point, defeating the Panthers 14-6.
Yeah, it's a loss, but it was to a ranked team, so watch me drag some positive notes out of this one.
In front of a crowd filled with Marquette fans riding the high of a basketball win over Miami, men's lacrosse came close to digging themselves out of an early hole, but fell short.
It didn't turn into a W, but Marquette definitely looked better in this outing than in the last few.
The Golden Eagles played even with the Wildcats through the first 22 minutes, but let it slip away after that.
Attacking into a nasty wind in cold temperatures didn't seem to bother the Crimson as they jumped out to a big lead to defeat the Golden Eagles.
Women's lacrosse dropped a game to SDSU before heading to USC tomorrow, while men's lacrosse wraps up spring break against Saint Joseph's.
It's not the ONLY reason Marquette is going home after a disheartening 73-65 to the Notre Dame Radioactive Popsicles in the Big East Tournament. But the officiating certainly didn't help anything.
Bryan Badolato scored three times on a 6 goal run while MU held Mercer without a goal for over 21 minutes to rally for their second win of the season!
A five goal run in the first half by the Gaels put the game out of reach for Marquette as they began a three game Spring Break road trip.