Marquette and Providence Play to a Scoreless Draw
Oct. 11, 2009
MILWAUKEE - Despite out-shooting Providence, 24-5, the Marquette women's soccer team was unable to convert any of its chances and tied Providence, 0-0, at Valley Fields Sunday afternoon. The draw brings the Golden Eagles to 9-4-2 overall (3-2-2 BIG EAST), while the Friars stand 7-5-3 overall (2-3-2 BIG EAST).
"There are no easy matches and we saw that today. Providence came out here and had a good outing," said head coach Markus Roeders. "I am proud of what our team did today. We did everything we could have, should have but just didn't score. We had a lot of chances, but didn't finish those. It was a great effort and our standards are pretty high. There is always an uneasy feeling or sense of not being satisfied when you don't get the result. We finish out the year with another shutout at home, and now it is time to go on the road."
The Golden Eagles saw an abundance of offensive opportunities and forcing Providence keeper Jill Schott to make 10 saves on the day.
The Golden Eagles nearly found the back of the net during the 44th minute of play, when freshman Ashley Stemmler served the ball inside of the box in the direction of junior Ashley Bares and senior Anna Sawicki. Sawicki and Bares found themselves amidst a slew of Providence defenders, but Bares was able to get a toe on the ball and put a shot on the net, however Schott came up with the ball leaving the score tied at the half.
Senior defender Katie Miller nearly scored her first of season at the 69:03 mark. Miller ripped a shot at the center of the net from about 27 yards out, but the blast traveled just high of the goal.
Senior Allison McBride stopped a potential Providence game winner during the 84th minute of play, when Friar forward Jill Camburn shook Katie Miller and made a break down the field. Camburn got as far as the top of the box before McBride came from the far side to make the tackle, preventing Camburn from taking a shot.
In overtime, senior Becky Ryan saw a chance during the 96th minute of play when she put a toe on a cross from Stephanie Vasos. The shot, from about 10 yards out, didn't have enough power to get past Schott as she came up with the save.
The Golden Eagles nearly knocked in the game winner with only nine seconds remaining when junior Julia Victor served a ball into Bares, who was positioned about 10 yards out. Bares blasted her shot, but it was saved, thus ending Marquette's hopes of victory.
The Golden Eagles will take to the road for the remainder of the 2009 regular season beginning Friday, Oct. 16 at Cincinnati. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.ET/6 p.m. CT.