Women's Soccer Draws 1-1 with South Dakota State
Sept. 13, 2015
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s soccer team drew 1-1 with South Dakota State on Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields in the finale of the Marquette Invitational to earn the tournament crown with four points on the weekend.
“I think we had long spells of where we dominated, created chances,” Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. “Again we’re in this position where we’re knocking on the door but we’re really not pulling off. The game is about scoring goals and today again we took 26 shots, 12 of them on goal. Within the game we had some great spells; we hit the cross bar. I’m proud with our performance overall but the game is about winning. That’s still that final piece that’s missing and we’re going keep working on that.”
The Golden Eagles (3-3-1) peppered SDSU with 26 shots, though only junior defender Morgan Proffitt’s marker in the 51st minute made its way past SDSU keeper Nicole Inskeep, who made 11 saves in net.
Proffitt’s goal came from Jacie Jermier, who got her head on a Cali Pyzdrowski set piece and sent the ball towards the goal. Proffitt was able to boot the ball in after a SDSU defender sent Jermier’s try away at the goal line.
The Golden Eagles also had a pair of very good opportunities turned away in the second overtime period as Ann Marie Lynch hit the cross bar from 24 yards out in the 103rd minute, as did Ashley Handwork on a header off action from a corner kick just one minute later.
The Jackrabbits (3-2-1) were able to score first as Madison Yueill capitalized on a foul called on Proffitt at the far corner of the box in the 48th minute. Yueill’s initial penalty kick was thwarted by MU keeper Amanda Engel before she cleaned up the rebound as Engel was unable to fully corral the attempt.
Proffitt (defensive most valuable player), Jermier (offensive most valuable player), Lynch and Liz Bartels all earned all-tournament accolades for MU.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Mobile, Alabama against South Alabama at 7 p.m. Central time and will also face LSU on Sunday at noon CT.
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