Kelly's Hat-Trick Helps MU Blank Cincinnati, 5-0
Sept. 30, 2012
MILWAUKEE - Junior Maegan Kelly notched a hat-trick to help the No. 19/13 Marquette University women's soccer team top Cincinnati, 5-0, Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields for its ninth shutout of the season.
Marquette (9-2-1, 5-0-0 BIG EAST) maintained a consistent offensive attack throughout the contest, collecting eight shots on goal and 10 corner kicks in the match. With the loss, the Bearcats fall to 4-8-1 overall and 1-5-0 in conference play.
Kelly netted the Golden Eagles' first goal of the afternoon in the 10th minute following a give-and-go with junior Cara Jacobson off a corner kick. MU extended the lead to 2-0 three minutes later when classmate Taylor Madigan converted on a rebound opportunity.
Junior Vanessa Legault-Cordisco sent a cross into the middle of the box and found Kelly, who beat the keeper to the near post, at the 22:46 mark. Classmate Kate Reigle sent the Golden Eagles into intermission with a four goal lead when she flicked in a cross from Mary Luba in the 39th minute.
MU's final tally came when Reigle connected on a through-ball and dished it to Kelly who was waiting in the box and found the back of the net for a 5-0 advantage.
The Golden Eagles outshot Cincinnati, 18-3 and picked up their fifth consecutive shutout dating back to Sept. 13.
The Golden Eagles will head back on the road next weekend making a stop at Providence on Friday, Oct. 5 at 6:00 p.m. CT before traveling to Connecticut on Sunday, Oct. 7 for a kick-off that begins at noon CT.