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Rachel Sunday and the Gaels will look to keep their home momentum going against Marquette.
Rachel Sunday and the Gaels will look to keep their home momentum going against Marquette.
LAX | SMC Tries For More Home Success
Release: Monday 03/07/2013 
by SMC Athletics

MORAGA, Calif. -- Just over a week after a thrilling overtime win against UC Davis, the Saint Mary's lacrosse team returns to its home field on Sunday at 1 p.m. to host a non-conference match against Marquette.

Since beating the Aggies, Saint Mary's (1-3, 1-3 MPSF) has dropped an 18-9 mid-week decision at Cal.

In that game, Allie DeBruhl was the high goal scorer for the Gaels, finding the net three times. Jaclyn Biggers and Amanda Cross each scored two goals, and Krista Morgan added two assists.

One game earlier, Saint Mary's scored its first win of the season with a heart-stopping 16-15 overtime win against UC Davis.

In that game, the Gaels rallied from a goal down in overtime to win, with Cross tying the score and then assisting on the game-winning goal by Jillian Chong.

Heading into Sunday's game, Chong and Cross are tied for the team lead with eight goals apiece.

Biggers and DeBruhl are next with six each. Biggers has been the Gaels leader in the middle as well, with a team-high 21 draw controls.

Marquette (2-2) improved to 2-2 on March 3 when it beat Detroit Mercy 11-10 for the Golden Eagles' first home win as a program. Hayley Baas led Marquette with four goals and an assist.

So far this season, freshman Claire Costanza has been the Golden Eagles' high-point scorer. She's scored five goals and assisted on nine more, and ranked 25th among Division I programs with 2.25 assists per game entering this week.

After hosting Marquette, Saint Mary's will hit the road for its annual East Coast tour. They'll play at Saint Joseph's, Sacred Heart and Brown before returning home on March 29 to host Stetson.