When: Saturday, March 15, at 11am Central
Where: Soldiers Field in Boston, MA
Audio/Visual: The Ivy League has a fancy new Digital Network, but they didn't get to be the Ivy League by giving things away for free. $10 gets you access for the day, or you can settle for live stats.
Twitter Updates: @MarquetteWLax
On Wednesday afternoon, Marquette scored the last three goals of the game to earn their second win over Coastal Carolina in as many seasons and eclipse the program's record for wins in a season. Last year, Marquette only had wins over CCU and Detroit. This year, they've added a win over Michigan to that roll call, and now, at 3-3 on the season, they have a chance to move above .500 for the first time in program history.
With an already very young team, it's been two freshman leading the way for the Marquette attack. Over the last two games, Julianna Shearer and Amanda Bochniak have seen their career opening goal scoring streaks snapped, but it hasn't affected their output. The duo have accounted for 35% of Marquette's goals this season, as well as 52% of the team's assists. Shearer is tied with sophomore Claire Costanza for the team lead in goals at 12, while Bochniak leads the team in helpers with eight.
The Crimson are 2-2 this season with a 1-1 record in both Ivy League matches and non-conference matches. They sandwiched the two wins in between the two losses, with their last contest ending in a 9-4 loss to Penn.
Harvard has undergone a bit of a change since Marquette saw them last season. In that game, Harvard won a frigid, blustery game by a final of 19-4, largely on the efforts of Micaela Cyr and Danielle Tetreault and the goalkeeping of Annie Meyjes. But both Cyr and Tetreault were seniors, while Meyjes was a sophomore, but has disappeared off the face of the planet as far as I can tell from Google. So far this year, Harvard has been led by freshman attacker Marisa Romeo, who has 16 points on 13 goals and three assists. #2 on the stat sheet is also a freshman, Megan Hennessey. The 5'4" attacker is the only other Crimson player to register more than one assist with a team high four, and she also has six goals to boot. Sophomore Kelly Weis returns to the Harvard net after a year away from the program and she's played every minute so far this season. Weis has a goals-against average of 9.26 on the season while stopping 46% of the shots on her net.