Aug. 26, 2011
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MILWAUKEE- The No. 12/13 Marquette University women's soccer scored three first-half goals and cruised to a 5-0 win over Saint Louis in MKE Cup play Friday evening at Valley Fields.
Taylor Madigan, Rachael Sloan, Lindsey Page, Mary Luba and Cara Jacobson each tallied for the Golden Eagles who improve to 3-0 overall.
A major advantage in time of possession and precise passing allowed the Golden Eagles offense to keep the pressure on the Billikens' lower third for the entire 90 minutes. MU outshot Saint Louis, 15-2, with 12 of those shots being on net.
Marquette capitalized early in the seventh minute when junior Megan Jaskowiak sent a cross into the box from near midfield out finding teammate Taylor Madigan who headed in the Golden Eagles first goal on the night.
Junior Britney Scott, who had three assists on the night, found Lindsey Page with a short pass inside the box, Page left the ball in front of the net for Rachel Sloan to knock in MU's second goal at the 29-minute mark. It was Sloan's second consecutive game with a goal.
To cap off the first half, sophomore Emily Jacobson served in a free kick after Saint Louis was called for a foul. Scott got on the end of the ball and flicked it over to an unmarked Page who knocked it in for MU's third goal of the night at the 37:30 mark.
Marquette's final two goals came in the 46th and 66th minutes, respectively, as freshman Mary Luba and sophomore Cara Jacobson each tallied to extend the Golden Eagles' lead to five goals.
Goalkeepers Natalie Kulla and Sofie Schunk shared the shut-out win tonight. Shunk came in and relieved Kulla in the 61st minute and helped preserve the shutout.
Marquette will face No. RV/23 Long Beach State for the MKE Cup title Sunday morning at 11 a.m. at Valley Fields.
- Marquette is 3-0 on the year for the first time since the 2008 season and the fifth time in program history.
- Marquette moves to 6-2-4 all-time against Saint Louis. The five goals scored tonight are the most in series history.
- Marquette moves to 18-5 all-time in MKE Cup play. Marquette will look to win its fourth MKE Cup Sunday against Long Beach State.
- MU's five goals are the most it has scored since it registered five against Idaho State on Aug. 20.
- Marquette extends its home win streak to 12 games.
- Natalie Kulla earned her 43rd career win tonight while making one save.
- Britney Scott's three assists match an individual Valley Fields record.