Philbin and Kelly Score as No. 12/13 MU Tops Long Beach State, 2-1

Maegan Kelly scored MU's first goal in the fifth minute.

Aug. 28, 2011

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MILWAUKEE- Maegan Kelly and Lisa Philbineach scored goals for the No. 12/13 Marquette University women's soccer team as it topped No. RV/23 Long Beach State Sunday afternoon in the finale of the MKE Cup at Valley Fields.

With a 2-0 record in tournament play, the Golden Eagles win the MKE Cup for the first time since 2006. Ally Miller was named the tournament MVP, while Natalie Kulla, Rachael Sloan, Lindsey Page and Philbin were all named to the all-tournament team.

The Golden Eagles improve to 4-0-0 overall on the season, while the 49ers drop their second straight game and move to 2-2-0.

Philbin scored the game winner in at the 67:42 mark. Philbin received a pass from teammate Rachael Sloan, who beat multiple 49er defenders off the dribble, and struck from 17 yards out, breaking the 1-1 tie.

The Golden Eagles struck early in the match when sophomore Maegan Kelly finished Kate Reigle's pass from 10 yards out to put MU up 1-0 in the fifth minute. Marquette had numerous chances to extend the lead in the first half putting four shots on net.

Long Beach State's equalizer came in the 40th minute off a set play. Nadia Link's header to the far post from Alex Balcer's free kick was the first goal the Golden Eagles have surrendered this season.

For the game, Marquette outshot Long Beach State, 15-5. Goalkeeper Natalie Kulla played the entire 90 minutes and made one save.

Marquette will take to the road for the first time in the 2011 campaign when it travels to Tallahassee, Fla., to square off with No. 9/11 Florida State Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT.

Game Notes
- Marquette is 4-0 on the year for the first time since the 2007 season and the fourth time in program history.
- Marquette is 1-0 all-time against Long Beach State.
- Marquette moves to 19-5 all-time in MKE Cup play, 14-4 when those games are played at Valley Fields.
- Marquette extends its home win streak to 13 games.
- Natalie Kulla earned her 44th career win tonight while making one save.




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