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Women’s lacrosse set to play WVU

The Parthenon

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 23:02

The Marshall University women’s lacrosse team will resume its season this weekend when they travel to West Virginia University for two matches Sunday.

The girls will play WVU at 10 A.M. and Camegie-Mellon University at noon.

The two games follow the tournament at the University of Kentucky last weekend, where the team finished 0-4.  
The WVU rivalry does not stop at football and basketball games. The girls agreed that they were most excited to play WVU, quoting the state rivalry.

Marianna Taylor, secondary Spanish education major, plays attack and said what the team learns would help them win in the upcoming games.

“I feel like the new girls learned about how fast paced the game is and how to work as a team,” Taylor said. “We improve so much from game to game. I’m truly proud of all the new girls and what they brought to the field last weekend. I hope this weekend will show the same.”

Casey Baker, a medical imaging major, is a new team member and said she had never even seen a lacrosse field before this past weekend.

“I learned, this past weekend, that we need to practice more,” Baker said. “We can only get better. I’m hoping the girls have realized what they can and cannot do and apply it to their skills.”

Baker said she believes the entire season will be a learning experience for the girls. She said hopes it will help improve everyone’s skills for their remaining years on the team.

This being the first real season for the team has been hard for the girls, but they said that would not hold them back.

Taylor said the team learned so much in the past few weeks, but there is still a lot more. She said she was happy the team learned how they worked on defense this past weekend because it is something that will help them in the upcoming season.

“I would like to see us improve on our offense and goal shooting. If we can improve on that, we can give these teams a run for their money,” Taylor said. “I would like to see my goal shooting to improve. I would also like to see games closer in score. Last weekend were our first games and I feel we are more prepared for what could happen.”

The girls have been doing a lot to prepare. They have had extra practices to help with offense, ground balls, catching, throwing and cradling the balls. These were things that really affected their ability to keep possession this past weekend and ultimately led to their losses at the University of Kentucky.

Some of the girls will travel to Morgantown, Saturday and stay with friends who attend school at WVU. Others will travel to Morgantown Sunday before the game. The girls travel to all their events by carpooling.

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