Marquette Plays to a 0-0 Draw at Colorado College
Sept. 7, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--After two overtime periods and a 52-minute lightning delay, the Marquette University women's soccer team (2-3-1) drew a 0-0 tie against Colorado College in the final match of the Colorado College Invitational Sunday afternoon in Colorado Springs.
For 110 minutes of play the Golden Eagles and Tigers fought back-and-forth in an evenly played match. MU and Colorado College (2-1-2) were even in total shots with 18 each, and the Golden Eagles held a slim edge in shots on goal at 7-6.
In the 65th minute of action, play was halted for nearly an hour after lightning delays caused the match to sit at a standstill.
"We had a positive result today and a good weekend for us moving forward," head coach Markus Roeders said. "Colorado College has a nice team and playing them in this environment was a challenge. We had many positive points and dodged a few close calls. We learned and got better this weekend. Defensively, we played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer and when we add to it the last 80 from Friday, we have to be pleased. On offense, the chances are there, but the goals we have to keep working on. This is a young team, eager and learning, and there is a so much to be excited about as we move forward. Playing five of our next six games at Valley Fields is definitely a major plus."
Junior goalkeeper Amanda Engel again turned in an impressive performance, notching six saves for MU and collecting her second clean sheet of the season. Colorado College's Rowa Frederiksen compiled seven saves of her own to help lead her team to the draw.
The Golden Eagles return to action Thursday, Sept. 11, when they host crosstown-rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 7 p.m. Central time at Valley Fields. The match will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
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