Marquette Upsets No.16 Kansas, 1-0
Sept. 19, 2014
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette University women's soccer team (3-5-1) ousted the No.16 Kansas Jayhawks , 1-0, Friday night at Valley Fields.
The Golden Eagles handed the Jayhawks (8-1) their first loss of the season, and were able to snap the team's shutout streak at just shy of 300 minutes.
In the seventh minute, junior Jacie Jermier converted a free kick from just outside the box from 9 yards out, to give the Blue and Gold a 1-0 edge. Jermier's eventual game-winning chance occurred after MU's Liz Bartels was fouled by Kansas's keeper Kaitlyn Stroud. Up until this point, Kansas had not trailed at any point during the season. Jermier's third goal of the season was all the Golden Eagles needed.
"It feels great to knock off an undefeated team and it feels good to get our home field back and get on track again," Jermier said. "We were so much more physical than Kansas and that makes a difference in the game."
The Golden Eagles were able to fend off several offensive chances by an aggressive Kansas offense in the second half. Although Kansas held a slight edge in terms of shot attempts in the second stanza, it could not crack the Marquette defensive front.
Stroud, the Big 12's leader in save percentage at .893, and Engel, recorded three saves apiece.
Marquette limited the Jayhawks to just 12 total shots, after Kansas recorded 27 attempts in its last outing.
The Golden Eagles return to action this Sunday, Sept. 21, when they host SEC foe LSU for a 1 p.m. Central time tilt.
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