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Niagara women's lacrosse falls to Marist in Poughkeepsie



NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Niagara women's lacrosse team fell to the Marist Red Foxes, 18-9, hindering their chances of earning a first-round bye as a top-two seed in the upcoming MAAC postseason tournament.
 
Game Summary
Final Score: Marist Red Foxes 18, Niagara Purple Eagles 9
Offensive Leaders: Caroline Crump (3 G), Rachel MacCheyne (2 G, 1 A)
Defensive Leaders: Rachel MacCheyne (12 DC), Alexandra Higgins (2 GB, 2 CT)
Records: Niagara (7-8, 4-2 MAAC), Marist (9-5, 5-1 MAAC)
Location: Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field
Attendance: 140
 
Game Recap
  • The Red Foxes opened the scoring, going up 2-0 just 65 seconds in, but a goal from Rachel MacCheyne 4:27 in put the Purple Eagles on the board and halved Marist's lead.
  • Another two-goal spurt from the Red Foxes was snuffed out by Caroline Crump 8:33 into the first half.
  • After an Alexis Morales goal set the score at 5-3, Marist scored 10 of the next 11 goals to close out the first half, with Shea Swartwout's first of the game interrupting the streak with 10:09 left in the opening half.
  • Rachel MacCheyne struck first in the second half to make the score 15-5.
  • Swartwout and Morales tallied once each while Crump added a pair of her own to help Niagara close the game on a 4-1 run.

Coach's Corner
  • "We did not match Marist's energy and urgency at the beginning of the game. While the result was not what we wanted, we battled for 60 minutes and our response to this outcome tomorrow at practice and on Saturday is what matters going forward." – head coach Wendy Stone

Inside The Numbers
  • Crump's third goal of the game with 6:54 remaining was the 100th of her career, making her the fifth player ever to reach that milestone for Niagara.
  • Morales' first goal of the game was her 100th career point.
  • MacCheyne accounted for 12 of the 14 draw controls Niagara won during the game.

Up Next
  • Niagara will close out the regular season with back-to-back home games. The first of the two games will be on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. against Quinnipiac. The team will be celebrating the accomplishments of its graduates for Senior Day.