No. 22/15 Marquette Tops St. John's, 3-0
Oct. 12, 2012
MILWAUKEE - Senior Rachael Sloan, junior Taylor Madigan and sophomore Mady Vicker of the Marquette University women's soccer team each tallied goals to help the Golden Eagles beat St. John's 3-0 Friday night at Valley Fields.
With the victory, Marquette improves to 11-2-2 overall and 7-0-1 in the BIG EAST, extending its unbeaten-streak to nine games. St. John's falls to 6-8-1 on the campaign and 2-5-1 in league play.
Marquette dominated possession early in the contest, keeping the ball in the Red Storm's back third for the majority of the first half. The Golden Eagles' first chance to get on the board came in the sixth minute, when junior Maegan Kelly launched a shot from outside the box that forced St. John's goalkeeper Ellen Conway to knock it away over the cross bar.
Senior Lisa Philbin had a header in the 36th minute that almost found the back of the net, but was turned away. MU's continuous offensive pressure in the first half lead to a 12-1 shot advantage over the Red Storm.
Following intermission, the St. John's defense finally gave way in the 58th minute. Sophomore Mary Luba found teammate Rachael Sloan inside the box with a pass, Sloan gathered possession before converting on a shot just inside the far post to put MU up 1-0. The goal was Sloan's fourth of the season.
A scoring trend continued for Marquette in the second half, notching two more goals to send the Golden Eagles ahead 3-0. Madigan recorded a goal at the 70:01 mark, before Vicker finished-off a cross from Philbin just three minutes later to give MU the comfortable lead.
The match between Marquette and St. John's was MU's Kick-For-A-Cure Pink Game. The Golden Eagles wore pink jerseys in an effort to promote cancer awareness and raised money to benefit the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program.
Marquette returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 14 at noon Central time when it welcomes BIG EAST Conference-foe Syracuse to Valley Fields.