No. RV/15 Marquette Falls 1-0 at Minnesota
Aug. 29, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--The No. RV/15 Marquette women's soccer team (1-2) dropped a closely contested 1-0 decision at Minnesota (2-1) on Friday evening at ELR Stadium.
The match time was moved up to 5 p.m. CT to accommodate advancing inclement weather, but the two squads kicked off around 6 p.m. due to multiple lightning delays.
Junior goalkeeper Amanda Engel played 90 minutes and recorded one save while allowing one goal, while the Golden Eagles outshot the Gophers, 12-9, including a 6-2 shots on goal advantage. Minnesota's keeper Tarah Hobbs tallied six saves throughout 90 minutes in net.
"You never feel good about a loss, but we can take a lot of positives from today's game," head coach Markus Roeders stated. "Our effort was there, we created chances, but the ultimate goal is to score and win and we fell short in that regard. It is a work in progress; a lot of inexperienced players are playing major minutes. No doubt, this team will be successful and winning will take care of itself. Sunday at home against Nebraska will be a tough challenge, but we will be ready. There is no reason not to be excited about what is ahead this year."
The two squads were locked at 0-0 through halftime and until the 58th minute until Gophers' freshman Sydney Squires found the back of the net for her third goal this season.
Marquette continued to fight and had a good look in the final 10 minutes of play when senior Alex Heffron's shot was tipped out by Hobb's before the ball could reach the back of the net.
The Golden Eagles will return home to Valley Fields on Sunday, Aug. 31 to host Nebraska. Kick-off is slated for 1 p.m. CT.