Women's Soccer
No. 22/15 Marquette Clinches BIG EAST American Division Championship

Senior Rachel Brown scored the first goal of the game today.

Senior Rachel Brown scored the first goal of the game today.

Oct. 14, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Senior Rachel Brown and junior Taylor Madigan of the Marquette women's soccer team tallied both goals to help the Golden Eagles defeat Syracuse, 2-0 at Valley Fields on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, Marquette wins the American Division in BIG EAST Conference play for the fourth consecutive year.

Marquette improves to 12-2-2 overall and 8-0-1 in the BIG EAST, and extends its unbeaten streak to 10 games. Syracuse falls to 8-6-2 overall and 5-3-1 in BIG EAST play.

The field conditions affected play throughout the game as the rain fell steadily throughout the contest and created a muddy playing surface. Marquette persevered however, when Brown headed junior Maegan Kelly's corner kick to put Marquette on the board early, 1-0, at the 2:37 mark.

The Golden Eagles finished out the first half with 11 total shots.

In the second half, Madigan extended the lead to 2-0 as she caught a rebound from senior Lisa Philbin and sent the ball to the back of the net for a goal. It was Madigan's seventh goal this season.

MU did not give up a shot on goal until the 78th minute when freshman goalkeeper Amanda Engel recorded a save. She finished the game with two saves and played a complete 90 minutes. Engel is 8-0-1 in the net this season.

The Golden Eagles once again controlled possession of the ball throughout the game and out-shot the Orange, 18-8.

Marquette will close out the regular season at home on Saturday, Oct. 20 for Senior Night. Kick-off begins at 7:00 p.m. The Golden Eagles will also host quarterfinal action of the BIG EAST Championship home at Valley Fields on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1:00 p.m. The opponent has yet to be determined.



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