Abigail Esch will welcome Grand Valley State of her native western Michigan to Valley Fields on Sept. 29.

Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Announces Fall Slate

Sept. 10, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's lacrosse team begins its fall season with a home tournament at Valley Fields on Sept. 29 and will travel to Midwestern powers Northwestern and Notre Dame in addition to Ohio State and Michigan.

"We are very excited about our fall schedule again this year," Marquette head coach Black said. "We are playing some of the top teams in the country, which will help us prepare for the season. Any opportunity to get a game in against top teams such as Northwestern and Notre Dame is a great learning and growing experience for our team."

The fall home tournament on Sunday, Sept. 29 will include Cincinnati and Grand Valley State at the Valley with competition beginning at 8 a.m. The Golden Eagles lost to the Bearcats during the 2013 regular season and will host the Lakers for the second-straight fall in Milwaukee.

"Our home tournament on Sept. 29 should be a great day of lacrosse with some really strong teams," Black said. "We are excited about the opportunity to play in front of our home fans as we prepare for our spring season."

On Oct. 6, the squad travels to Columbus, Ohio for an all-day tournament at Ohio State.

The Golden Eagles return to the western shores of Lake Michigan on Oct. 8 in Evanston, Ill., against Northwestern and will play at Notre Dame on Oct. 17. Both the Wildcats and Fighting Irish finished in the top 12 of the final 2013 IWLCA coaches' poll.

MU caps off the fall season on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the University of Michigan.

Marquette is entering its second year of competition at the NCAA Division I level in 2013-14 and will compete as a full member of the BIG EAST Conference after spending the 2013 season as an independent.

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