10 different Golden Eagles found the back of the net on Saturday, as Marquette scored the first 13 goals of the game and rolled to an easy 19-2 victory over Butler at Valley Fields. MU moves to 5-11 on the season and 3-5 in Big East play with one game left to play in the 2017 season.
On her Senior Night, Julianna Shearer became the first Marquette player to record 50 goals in a season, finishing with five goals on the day and currently sitting on 52 on the season. She’s also the first player in the Big East to crack 50 goals this season and the only one in the league averaging at least a hat trick every time out.
Elsewhere in the record book, Fran Meyer set a program record for caused turnovers in a career. Meyer’s two caused turnovers in the game moved her to 90 in her career, breaking the tie with Elizabeth Goslee for the record at 88. Claire Costanza advanced her career points record to 165 with a goal and three assists in the game. She’ll have a chance to become MU’s first ever player with 100 career assists, but Costanza will need four helpers in the season finale to get there.
Given that it was Senior Night for the Golden Eagles, we should probably highlight Megan Bianco’s first career goal. The little used senior defender scored on a breakaway at the 16:34 mark of the first half to put Marquette up 11-0 at that point (there’s a reason why I’m not really talking about the events of the game), and you have to go read the GoMarquette.com recap of this game to see Amanda Bochniak’s reaction to this goal. Bochniak’s palpable excitement over seeing Bianco record a collegiate goal is amazing and the kind of thing that we all watch sports to see in the first place.
Up Next: Marquette will wrap up the 2017 with a trip to Nashville on Sunday afternoon. They’ll take on Vanderbilt with the Commodores currently on a four game losing streak to drop their season record to 6-8 and 3-5 in league play. It will be the final game of the year for VU as well because the Big East tournament has already been locked in place with both Marquette and the ‘Dores on the outside looking in.