Kutey's First NCAA Goal Lifts MU Past NAU, 2-1

Jamie Kutey's first NCAA goal was the game winner on Friday night.

Sept. 11, 2015

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MILWAUKEE - Freshman Jamie Kutey's first collegiate goal in the 75th minute proved to be the difference for the Marquette University women's soccer team on Friday evening at Valley Fields in a 2-1 win over Northern Arizona in the first day of the Marquette Invitational.


"First of all we're excited that we won," Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. "We've been kind of chomping at the bit here and on Friday nights and we finally get that result. Based on the shots I think we could have scored a few more, but the two goals that were scored, they were super. They had great finishes and great services. We had a great service and obviously Jamie had a great finish in the second half. That's the game winner, so that's pretty cool."

Kutey connected in mid-air with a ball served by junior Meegan Johnston from the left flank and put it past the NAU keeper for the go-ahead tally with just over 15 minutes to play.

"Obviously I just kind of tried to get into the right place at the right time and that's what happened and I was lucky enough to get a foot on it," Kutey said. "I think it was good for us to try to put together 90 minutes, but overall I think our effort throughout the game was good."

"I know she's a goal scorer coming in as a freshman, you kind of keep doing what you have been your whole life then you realize the college level doesn't happen like that, so she really ended tonight's game well," Roeders said of Kutey. "It was great for her to get that first one."

The Golden Eagles (3-3-0) out-shot the Lumberjacks 25-7 in the contest and took nine more corner kicks (10-to-1), though NAU goalkeeper Natalie Gilbertson made 10 saves in net.

MU sophomore Caroline Fink put Marquette on the board first in the 20th minute after cleaning up at the far side of the box and beating Gilbertson. The Lumberjacks would go on to tie the contest just over five minutes later as Haley Wingender scored her team-best fifth goal of the year off a free kick. Wingender's kick went low to the right side of the MU wall and beat Engel to the post.

The Golden Eagles return to action on Sunday, Sept. 13 in the final day of the Marquette Invitational at Valley Fields against South Dakota State at 1:30 p.m.




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