No. 20 Marquette Plays to a 1-1 Double Overtime Draw at Connecticut
Oct. 7, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The No. 20 Marquette women's soccer team's win streak came to an end on Sunday as the squad played a tough match at Connecticut's Morrone Stadium and finished the in a 1-1 double overtime draw.
Marquette moves to 10-2-2 overall and 6-0-1 in the BIG EAST, while Connecticut is now 7-6-2 and 3-4-1 in conference play.
"Our team is disappointed," head coach Markus Roeders stated. "We could have come away with three points today but those clear chances didn't go in. Overall, proud of our effort, we worked hard and competed well. UConn is always difficult at home and they deserve credit for their play. At times, it was back and forth and our possession play lacked structure. We know we will learn from this, have a good week of training and embrace our final three games at home. If we keep working hard and winning games, we will get a chance to return to Storrs, Conn."
MU led 1-0 until the 62nd minute when Jennifer Skogerboe scored on a penalty kick for the Huskies, which tied the score at 1-1.
The Golden Eagles outshot UConn, 25-17, but not convert their chances with 11 shots on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Amanda Engel played all 110 minutes and recorded six saves. She is 7-0-1 this season in goal.
MU dominated possession in the final overtime period, taking seven shots and three corner kicks, but was unable to find the back of the net to break the tie.
The final three games of the regular season will be played at Valley Fields. The Golden Eagles return home on Friday, Oct. 12 and will host St. John's at 7:00 p.m. CT. The game is also Marquette's `Kick-4-A-Cure game. Join the Golden Eagles in an effort to promote cancer awareness and raise donations benefit the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program (MBCCAP).
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