Chippewa lacrosse falls at Marquette

Freshman attacker Skye Depardo charges past Butler midfielder Savannah Behn, Sunday Feb. 27, at the Lacrosse/Soccer Complex.

Marquette handed CMU lacrosse a close loss Sunday, defeating the Chippewas (5-6, 3-1) 19-13. 

Both teams got off to a hot start in the game, setting the tone and playing to a 6-6 tie after the first. Once again, Chippewa leading scorer Maggie Diebold found the net early. Kendall Hoyt added another goal to make it 2-0. 

Yet, Marquette answered with five straight before the Chippewas came right back to set the stalemate going into the second. 

The Chippewas scored three more times in the second quarter. Two of the goals came from junior Audrey Whiteside. Yet, CMU saw itself down one going into halftime with the score being 10-9 Marquette.

CMU was led by Whiteside, who scored a hat trick in the first half.

The Chippewas got off to a slow start in the second half getting shut out in the third quarter with no goals. Marquette scored 5 goals on 14 shots. CMU only took 3 shots with only one of those shots goal. The Chippewas also committed 7 turnovers in the third quarter.

CMU tried to fight back in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as Marquette held on to the lead to get the victory.

The Chippewas could not stop senior Lydia Foust as she scored 5 goals for Marquette.

CMU saw 6 players find the back of the night. Three, Diebold, Hoyt, and Whiteside notched hat tricks.

Diebold now has 33 goals on the season in just eleven games. She is averaging 3 goals a game for the season. Whiteside leads the team in points for the season with 41. Whiteside has 21 goals on the season and 20 assists. 

The Chippewas were out shot 42-25 in the game. 27 of Marquette’s shots came in the second half. CMU also committed 20 turnovers in the game, with 12 coming in the second half.

CMU will look to bounce back as it travels to Youngstown, Ohio to take on Youngstown State University Saturday.