Women's Soccer Falls at St. John's 3-0
Oct. 4, 2015
QUEENS, N.Y. - The Marquette University women's soccer team fell 3-0 at No. RV/19 St. John's on Sunday afternoon at Belson Stadium in Queens, New York.
"Today was a disappointing result all around," Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. "Credit St. John's for continuing their strong season - they are opportunistic on offense and defensively very sound. A great mix to enjoy the season they are having so far. The game was fairly even until Daly scored the first one. She is the best scorer in the league and showed it again today. Can't say we are haunted right now, but we have to eliminate individual mistakes and build our belief that we can be successful. Everything is still ahead of us and being at home for the next two matches will be an added plus. Offensively, we need to create our own luck and fire on all cylinders."
The Golden Eagles (4-6-3, 1-2-0 BIG EAST) were held scoreless for the second-consecutive contest after scoring a season-high five goals in their league opener against Creighton on Sept. 27. Marquette, which was outshot 14-2 in the match, has been held off the scoresheet for the last 185 minutes since Ashley Handwork's final goal against the Bluejays.
The Red Storm struck first in the 34th minute as Shea Connors sent a cross in from the left flank to Rachel Daly at the near post, who headed the ball past MU keeper Amanda Engel. Daly's tally set a new Red Storm record as the 41st goal of her career and the senior tacked on her second goal of the day as SJU's final marker in the 81st minute.
Emily Cubbage scored the second goal of the afternoon in the 68th minute after being set up by Morgan Tinari, who also recorded the assist on Daly's final goal.
Caroline Fink returned to the starting lineup for Marquette on Sunday as MU switched to a 4-4-3 formation with redshirt senior co-captain Jacie Jermier shifting back to the left back role, while Emily Mouille made her second-straight start up top.
The win is the first all-time for St. John's against the Golden Eagles, who had won 10 of the previous 11 meetings between the two squads.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Valley Fields against Xavier in a match set for 7 p.m. Central time. The contest will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Wisconsin with Patrick Reed and Chris Jenkins on the call.
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