No. 12 Marquette Takes Down Indiana, 2-1
Sept. 11, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- Behind goals by sophomores Maegan Kelly and Taylor Madigan, the No. 12 Marquette University women's soccer team rallied from an early deficit and defeated Indiana, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at Armstrong Stadium.
The Golden Eagles win their third straight game and improve to 7-1-0, while the Hoosiers drop to 4-3-1 overall.
"(Associate head coach)Frank said it best after the match, it was a good character game for us. We didn't play our best today but we rallied and prevailed at the end," said head coach Markus Roeders. "It is a long season, at times what needs to happen is to grind it out and that's what we did today. We are happy about the win on the road against a Big Ten team. Although it was a performance below our expectations, we showed that we are a good team by winning on the road without playing our best. We learned today and will be better for it moving into Big East play on Thursday."
After a quick goal by Orianica Velasquez 37 seconds into the game, Kelly scored the equalizer at the 7:24 mark. The Golden Eagles continued to pressure as Kate Reigle, Lisa Philbin, Lindsey Page, Rachel Brown and Kelly all launched shots over the next 20 minutes in search for the go-ahead goal.
Mady Vicker nearly found the back of the net in the 33rd minute but her header off a cross kick hit the crossbar.
Out of the break, the Golden Eagles continued to pressure and scored the game-winning goal at the 62:24 mark. Madigan, who had re-entered the game two minutes earlier, finished a cross from Vanessa Legault-Cordisco to the far post.
"It didn't help to concede the early goal, but Maegan showed once again why she is such a dangerous forward and extremely opportunistic when it comes to finishing. Taylor had a dandy in the second half that finally sealed it after a nice play on the wing by Vanessa," said Roeders.
For the game, the Golden Eagles out-shot the Hoosiers, 18-13. Natalie Kulla made two saves to earn her 36th career win.
The Golden Eagles open BIG EAST Conference play Thursday, Sept. 15, against Pittsburgh. Kick-off at Valley Fields is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised by Sports32.
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