Tim Murray called Ausanio in a panic searching for a new head coach, after a late August resignation left the team without a skipper. Murray asked Ausanio to bail the team out during the 2009 season. Ten years later, Murray’s panicked hire has worked out pretty well.
Coming off of a strong win in their home opener against the University of Vermont, Marist Women’s Lacrosse was unable to continue their undefeated streak. Although they fell short, the Red Foxes put up a fight against the equally as aggressive UMass Minutemen, losing 19-10.
When Marist announced all senior players to walk out to half-court with their loved ones to be honored during the pre-game, there was one player to step forward. Baab is the only senior on the team of 13. The 6’2 forward out of Chaska, Minnesota, has spent all four years at Marist, playing in 101 games.
Niagara forward Victoria Rampado got the best of Marist guard Rebekah Hand. More than that, Niagara led for the entire game in a 68-61 win on Saturday night in McCann Arena.
Coming off of a winning record of 10-9 last season, Marist Women’s Lacrosse has high hopes for the season ahead, hoping to win their first MAAC championship since 2010.
On McCann Arena’s annual “Pack the House” game at Marist, the crowd erupted after redshirt sophomore Alana Gilmer scored the team’s first basket, and fans did not have a reason to settle down until the final buzzer. Unfortunately, Quinnipiac thrives in situations like these.
“If it is not clicking on the offensive end, we have to pick it up on the defensive end. Championship teams are made on the defensive end,” Marist guard Grace Vander Weide said after the Red Foxes’ 58-47 victory over the Canisius Golden Griffins on Sunday.