Women's Soccer Draws 1-1 with South Alabama
Sept. 17, 2015
MOBILE, Alabama – The Marquette University women’s soccer team held a 1-0 lead for nearly 75 minutes before drawing South Alabama, 1-1, on Thursday evening in Mobile, Alabama.
The Golden Eagles (3-3-2) scored in the fifth minute and held the advantage until a Jaguars’ marker in the 79th minute of play. Senior goalkeeper Amanda Engel made a career-best 11 saves in net for Marquette, which was out-shot 24-16 for the contest.
Powell got the Golden Eagles on the board in the fifth minute off of a Caroline Fink corner kick. Fink’s ball rolled to the feet of Erin Holland at the far side of the box who sent a shot in low through the middle of the Jaguars defense to Powell, who found the net for the second time this season. Powell’s goal stood as the lone shot on net for Marquette in the first half, though the Golden Eagles fired a total of seven shots in the first 45 minutes of action.
Engel had already notched a season-high four saves by halftime, with best opportunity for the Jaguars coming in the 32nd minute when Engel thwarted a chance by leading scorer Charde Hannah from eight yards.
Marquette was able to keep the Jaguars off the scoresheet until the 79th minute, when Steffi Hardy got a shot past Engel on USA’s 17th attempt of the evening. A South Alabama player collided with an MU player near the edge of the box prior to Hardy’s shot, which was volleyed in off a free kick.
Both teams fired a pair of shots in the first overtime period, while USA recorded all three of the shots over the final 10 minutes.
The Golden Eagles are back in action on Sunday, Sept. 20 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at LSU Soccer Stadium at noon Central time. The contest will be broadcast live on the SEC Network +, which can be viewed through Watch ESPN.
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