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3.1 Weekend Preview: Lacrosse And A Little Women's Hoops

With a weekend game for Terri Mitchell's crew, we'll fold our preview of that contest into our look at what the men's and women's lacrosse teams are up to.

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We'll attack these in chronological order!


Your Golden Eagles head out to Colorado Springs to take on the Air Force Falcons tomorrow at 1pm. The Air Force Academy won't be streaming video of this game at all, so you can keep track of live stats on the GameTracker or follow @MarquetteMLax for Twitter updates.

Marquette is still looking for their first ever Division 1 men's lacrosse win after losing 18-8 to #17/19 Ohio State last week. Bryan Badolato, Connor Bernal, and Tyler Melnyk all tallied two goals in that game, so they are still your all time leading scorers.

Air Force dropped their first game of the season to #4 North Carolina, but they've reeled off four straight wins since then, including an upset of #12 Lehigh in their last outing. Junior captain Mike Crampton (say that five times fast) leads the Falcon attack with 18 points (13 G, 5A), but he's not the leading goals man. That honor belong to junior Tommy McKee, who has 14 goals. Senior goalkeeper Austin Fox has played the heavy majority of time in net for AFA, posting a goals-against average of 9.67 in the process.


After picking up a win at Providence earlier this week, the women's hoops teams heads out to our nation's capitol to play Georgetown tomorrow at 3pm Central time. You can get live streaming here for a price, live stats here for free, or you can just follow @MarquetteWBB for Twitter updates during the game.

Georgetown and Marquette are currently tied for 10th place in the Big East at 5-9. This is particularly notable, because the 10th place team gets to play whoever ends up in last place on the first day of the Big East tournament next week Friday. Rutgers is only at 6-8 in ninth place, so getting that last bye to the second round might not be out of the question for whoever wins the Georgetown-Marquette game.

The Hoyas have lost five of their last six, including a 75-55 loss at DePaul in their last game. Senior Sugar Rodgers is the key component for everything they do, as she is their leader in points (22.3 ppg), rebounds (7.2 rpg), and assists (4.3 apg). Junior forward Andrea White's no slouch, either. She's adding 11 points and 6.4 rebounds in every game.


After suffering defeat in their first ever home game, coach Meredith Black's squad look to even their record at 2-2 by picking up a win against Detroit on Sunday afternoon. Faceoff is at 1pm down at Valley Fields. If you can't make it down, you can keep track of live stats here, official team updates on Twitter from @MarquetteWLax, or you can read my barely knowledgable ramblings on the official AE Twitter account, now easily linked at both the top and bottom of this post.

Claire Costanza is currently your all time leading scorer in Marquette women's lacrosse history with 12 points (4G, 8A). She's recorded four points in each of MU's three games, and has the assist on every one of Nicole Gleason's six goals. Kenzie Brown is your leading goal scorer, netting seven strikes on the season so far.

The Titans are 1-2 on their young season after finishing 8-9 a year ago. Their lone win came in their last game, a 15-1 beatdown at Delaware State. Tessa Keuler has the team lead in goals with six, and has also added two assists to give her the team lead in points as well. Zaynib Hamze has the most assists for UDM, registering three helpers so far. Lexie McCormick has had the lion's share of minutes in net, posting an 11.42 goals against average in the process.