Women's Soccer and Milwaukee Draw 1-1
Sept. 23, 2015
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s soccer team notched its third draw in the last four matches with a 1-1 decision on Wednesday evening against Milwaukee at Engelmann Stadium.
“We tried to make some adjustments in our system to start and sometimes things look better on paper than they do when you try to execute them in the game,” Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. “We had to switch that up and it was unfortunate that we got behind but we got that goal back very quickly and the game was even again. I thought we had some real good spells after that. That final punch, that final service that final play lacked a little bit tonight. If you really break it down and say, ‘okay, where were we around the 18,’ or ‘did we have some quality services,’ and that wasn’t really there. At the end of the day it’s about scoring goals and you’ve got to create those chances and we just didn’t do that.”
Junior defender Erin Holland scored for the Golden Eagles (3-4-3) in the 23rd minute to tie the match and neither team was able to tally another goal in the near 90 minutes following.
One minute after Callie O’Donnell got the Panthers on the board first in the 22nd minute, Holland posted the equalizer from just inside midfield. Holland fired what looked to be an innocent shot in at the Milwaukee net, but the ball hit the turf as UWM keeper Paige Lincicum came out to play the ball and the shot bounded over her head.
Freshman goalkeeper Sloane Carlson made two saves in her first career start on Wednesday night, including the first save of the night in the 13th minute off a Milwaukee free kick, which she deflected to herself just under the crossbar on the goal line. Carlson was starting in place of senior captain Amanda Engel who was serving a one-match suspension after being assessed a red card in MU’s last contest at LSU.
The Golden Eagles began the match with a 4-3-3 formation for the first time this season as freshman Jamie Kutey made her first start since Aug. 23 and Kirsten Timmer made her return to the starting lineup after playing as a reserve on Sunday at LSU.
The Golden Eagles return to Valley Fields on Sunday, Sept. 27 against Creighton in their BIG EAST Conference lid-lifter at 1 p.m. Central time. The match will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network, which can be accessed through FOX Sports Go.
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