Sept. 22, 2013
MILWAUKEE--After an exciting victory on Saturday at Valley Fields, the Marquette women's soccer team (6-3-0) is back in action Monday, Sept. 23 at cross-town foe Milwaukee. Kick-off at Engelmann Stadium is slated for 7 p.m. CT.
MU defeated Louisville on Saturday in a 3-2 double overtime victory. A penalty kick from senior Maegan Kelly in the 104th minute was the game-winner and her second goal in the contest. Junior Mary Luba also recorded a goal in the contest, while seniors Cara Jacobson, Vanessa Legault-Cordisco and Kate Reigle were credited with assists.
UWM defeated Illinois State on the road Friday evening in a 2-1 victory, which improved its record to 2-6-1. Krissy Dorre and Kelly Lewers scored for the Panthers, which was head coach Greg Henschel's 300th career victory. Dorre leads the squad with five goals this season.
The game will be broadcast by Time Warner Sports Channel on tape delay, but a live stream of the contest can be found at uwmpanthers.com. Live updates can also be found by following MU women's soccer on twitter- @MUwomenssoccer.
Series History: Monday is the 22nd all-time meeting between Marquette and Milwaukee in a series dating back to 1993. The Golden Eagles own an 8-7-6 record in the series and have not lost to the Panthers since 1998. Last year at Valley Fields, MU blanked UWM, 4-0 on goals from Rachael Sloan, Kate Reigle, Cara Jacobson and Ally Miller.
Kelly Ties Record:
Senior Maegan Kelly
recorded her 33rd career assists on Friday against Colgate, which ties MU's all-time assists record. With her next assist she will become the all-time leader. Regina Sekyra has been the record holder since 1997- head coach Markus Roeders' second at the helm of the program. Kelly's four assists this season ranks tied for fifth in the BIG EAST.
Welcome to the Valley: Marquette's home unbeaten streak remains intact after a 3-2 double overtime victory over Louisville on Saturday night. Through the years MU has been tough to beat on its home pitch and own a 42-3-5 record throughout the past four seasons. The Golden Eagles have not lost a game at Valley Fields since Oct. 30, 2011 when they fell to Notre Dame in a BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinals contest- a streak of 16 matches.
Hot Shooting: Marquette is outshooting opponents, 167-89 this season, including a 73-37 shots on goal margin. MU leads the conference with 167 shots and is averaging 18.6 per contest. MU has outshot opponents in six games this season and holds a 5-1 record when this occurs.
Just Score Goals: MU is hard to beat when scoring more than two goals in a game and is 5-1 this season when two or more goals scored. The lone loss was a 3-2 defeat at Illinois State. Senior Taylor Madigan has scored four goals this season and tallied nine points for the Golden Eagles, while classmate Maegan Kelly has contributed 10 points to the squad this season.
D-D-D- Defense: Marquette's tradition of excellent defense continues to hold strong this season. In Saturday's victory over Louisville senior Emily Jacobson and freshman Morgan Proffitt helped anchor MU's backline against a strong Cardinals squad. U of L's Christine Exeter was held to just one shot and none on goal. Proffitt has started in all eight of the Golden Eagles' games this season and covered Exeter and Louisville's leading scorer Charlyn Corral on Saturday night.
Helping Each Other: The Golden Eagles have multiple options to look at in goal scorers this season. 10 different players have scored for MU in eight contests. Marquette is led by senior Taylor Madigan with four goals, while classmate Maegan Kelly, and juniors Mady Vicker and Mary Luba have each posted three goals this year. Senior defender Emily Jacobson has tallied two goals.
Up Next: MU continues a three-game road trip and opens BIG EAST Conference play this week. The Golden Eagles begin at Creighton (Sept. 26) before traveling to Villanova (Sept. 29).