No. 20 Marquette Blanks Providence, 5-0
Oct. 5, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 20 Marquette women's soccer team has now won seven games in-a-row after defeating Providence 5-0 on Friday afternoon at Glay Field.
MU remains undefeated in the BIG EAST with a 6-0 record and is now 10-2-1 overall. Providence falls to 8-6-1 overall and 3-4-0 in league play.
"It was a fast start for us and obviously set the tone for the rest of the match," head coach Markus Roeders said. "Providence is a tough match at home and our squad took a lot of energy out of them with three goals in the first ten minutes. We had some great spells, our possession was terrific and getting five different players to score again, that shows our team's strength. Our ladies showed that they had fun out there today and hopefully we can build on this for Sunday."
In the ninth minute, Kelly took advantage of a loose ball in the box and scored her sixth goal of the season followed by classmate Vanessa Legault-Cordisco scoring her first goal of the season in the 10th minute of play. Legault-Cordisco dribbled the ball and took a shot about 18 yards out of the right side.
The Friars took their first shot at the 29-minute mark, which was saved by goalkeeper Amanda Engel.
Senior Lisa Philbin took a cross from the left-side and finished to the far post, which extended Marquette's lead to 4-0 in the 29th minute. Kelly assisted on the goal.
The Golden Eagles' defense held Providence to just one shot in the first half, while producing 13.
After the break, Mady Vicker added to the total taking a rebound of her own shot off of the keeper, which put MU in front, 5-0. Vicker's second goal of the season came in the 76th minute.
"It was a great game," Philbin said. "We set the tone early on with three great goals in the first ten minutes or so. Everyone who came in off the bench did their job to keep the energy level up and we were able to get a couple more awesome goals from myself and Mady. I think at this point we're making ourselves known within the BIG EAST as the team to beat and we will continue to do just that as we move forward."
Marquette owned the edge on total shots with 23, while holding the Friars to just eight, and was 8-1 on corner kicks.
In goal, Engel played 46:21 and produced two saves, while Sofie Schunk played 43:39 and also had two saves.
This was the 10th shutout of the season for the Golden Eagles and sixth in-a-row. It is also the 17th consecutive season that Marquette has won 10 or more games.
MU will travel to Connecticut on Sunday, Oct. 7. Kick-off is slated for noon CT at Morrone Stadium, which is also the host of the BIG EAST Championship.