An 8-2 Georgetown run bridging halftime ended up dooming Marquette women’s lacrosse on Saturday as the Golden Eagles took a 19-11 loss to the Hoyas at Valley Fields. MU drops to 4-11 on the season and 2-5 in league play. As a result of the loss and other results around the conference, Marquette has been eliminated from contention for the Big East tournament with two games left to go.
The two teams tilted back and forth over the first 22 minutes of the game. Marquette struck first, Georgetown eventually took a 3-2 lead, and then the Golden Eagles turned around and staked themselves to a 5-4 lead on a free position goal from Grace Gabriel.
Georgetown closed out the half with four goals in the final four minutes, taking an 8-5 lead at halftime. Marquette kicked off the scoring in the second half with goals from Amanda Bochniak and Allison Lane to pull within one, but Georgetown snapped off the next four goals over a 3:15 span. That had GU up 12-7 with 19:43 left to play, and while Marquette would cut the lead to just four goals at 14-10 with 9:24 with a pair of markers from Julianna Shearer, but that’s as close as things would come as the Hoyas scored the next four goals of the game with four different players finding the back of the net.
Shearer scored three goals in the game to move her record for goals in a season up to 47. Fran Meyer had two ground balls on defense to give her 101 for her career, making her the third Golden Eagle to hit triple digits in that department. Meyer also recorded one caused turnover, pulling her into a tie with Elizabeth Goslee for the most in a Marquette career.
Up Next: Marquette is playing for pride in their final two games. They’ll wrap up their home slate with their annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness game mixed with Senior Night as they host Butler. This is the first season of Division 1 competition for the Bulldogs, who are 1-14 on the year and 0-7 in Big East play.