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Northwestern lacrosse rolls to win at Marquette

The Wildcats led nearly wire to wire in a comfortable win.

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After three tight, tense games to start the season, Northwestern lacrosse finally found a groove. The Wildcats cruised to a 13-6 win over Marquette Saturday in frigid Milwaukee.

Northwestern was once again led by freshman sensation Selena Lasota, who finished with six goals on the day. Her tally less than five minutes into the game put NU up 2-1 and the Wildcats never looked back. They led 12-3 at one point in the second half.

NU's attack wasn't all Lasota though. It was a bit more balanced. Only Lasota and Kaleigh Craig scored against Duke on Thursday, but seven different Wildcats found the back of the net Saturday.

Marquette got a few consolation goals late on, but for much of the afternoon, Northwestern's defense was dominant. After giving up 15 goals against the Blue Devils--more than they had allowed in any single game in 2014--the Wildcats locked down an unranked Golden Eagles squad.

This win comes one year after NU beat Marquette 20-5 at home. The Wildcats move to 3-1 on the season.

Northwestern will hit the road again next weekend to take on North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.