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Marquette does enough to defeat Butler on the road for 14th victory of season

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Despite a lack of urgency Wednesday afternoon, Marquette women’s lacrosse keeps writing its narrative.

The Golden Eagles (14-1, 4-0 Big East) scrapped together a 22-16 road win at Butler (5-8, 1-3) in Indianapolis while seniors Mary Schumar and Ellie Henry both set program and individual records respectively as well.

With the win, Marquette keeps its winning streak alive extending it to 11 games.

Statistical Leaders 

Senior midfielder Lydia Foust extended her goal scoring streak to 15 games as she found the back of the net seven times. Foust now sits at 51 goals on the season.

Butler was led by first-year attacker Luci Selander who finished with a career-high six goals. Senior midfielder Kaley Attaway added three goals.

Schumar shows case for player of the year

Schumar had a day Wednesday against the Bulldogs.

The Grand Rapids, Michigan native became Marquette’s all-time assists leader with an assists in the first quarter. She is the second player in Golden Eagles’ history to have 100 assists in a career.

If that wasn’t impressive enough, Schumar’s nine assists on the day is both a Big East record and Marquette single-game record. Additionally, her set a new program single-game record of 11 points.

Jumping out early

Marquette, who came into the day third in the country in scoring, found the back of the net early with a goal from senior midfielder Emma Soccodato.

The Golden Eagles’ extended the run to 5-0 with goals coming from Soccodato, Foust, Schumar and senior attacker Shea Garcia.

Butler didn’t find the back of the net until six minutes into the contest, when first-year attacker Elise Latham put one past sophomore goalkeeper Brynna Nixon.

Marquette added four more goals before the end of the quarter, extending its lead to 9-4 going into the second quarter.

But the Golden Eagles finished out the quarter strong, taking a 9-4 into the second quarter.

Letting lead diminish

Butler fought back into the contest with its bulldog mentality.

With the Golden Eagles letting their guard down, the Bulldogs scored five unanswered goals to open the second frame to tie the game at 9-9.

Despite its lack of offense to open the quarter, Marquette didn’t give up its lead.

After Foust put the Golden Eagles back up 10-9, Selander responded with a goal to even the score.

But in a game of runs, junior midfielder Leigh Steiner sparked a 4-0 extended run for Marquette to widen the score.

Marquette didn’t give up its lead though. After a Foust goal, Selander answered to tie it again at ten.

But, in a game of runs, a goal from junior midfielder Leigh Steiner sparked a 4-0 Marquette run.

Trailing by four, Butler sparked its own 3-0 run to go into halftime down 14-13.

Slow Scoring

Foust opened up the scoring 46 second into the third quarter, but first-year midfielder Lauren Dunne answered back quickly with a goal for the Bulldogs.

Then the scoring slowed down.

Sophomore attacker Meg Bireley broke the quiet as she fired one past Bulldogs first-year goalkeeper Lauren Buckley.

Much like how she opened the third frame, Foust scored her fifth goal of the game to begin the fourth quarter.

The Golden Eagles then went on one final extended run to secure their road victory.

Up Next

Marquette continues its road trip Sunday when it travels to Villanova, Pennsylvania to take on the Wildcats at 11 a.m. CST.

This article was written by Emma Kroll. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @emma_kroll_.

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Emma Kroll, Executive Social Media Producer
Emma Kroll is a sophomore from Janesville, Wisconsin studying journalism and public relations and is the Executive Social Media Producer of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-2024 school year. Prior to this position, she served as a sports reporter. Outside of the Wire, she enjoys spending time with her fellow Alpha Chis, exploring her community, and spending time outdoors. She is excited to start this new role and be creative in her reporting.

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