Marquette Drops Seton Hall, 3-0
Oct. 16, 2014
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette Golden Eagles (8-6-2, 4-1-1) knocked off the Seton Hall Pirates (3-8-4, 0-4-2) 3-0, Thursday evening at Valley Fields for their fifth shutout this season. Marquette has now won six-straight home matches, and its 27-consecutive home victories in conference play tie them for the second-longest streak in the nation.
The Golden Eagles put together two solid halves of play against the Pirates, keeping pressure on their counterpart for the entire 90 minutes of action. After a two-goal scoring output in the first half, MU picked up its third score early in the second stanza to dispatch Seton Hall.
The Blue and Gold held a 2-0 edge at the intermission, after a pair of Marquette sophomore defenders notched their first goals of the season. Sophomore Morgan Profitt recorded the contest's first goal in the 21st minute after junior midfielder Jacie Jermier fed her a cross off of a corner kick from the right side. Profitt's persistency was key in the scoring conversion as her first header attempt was deflected by SHU goalkeeper Illissa Blackshear, but Profitt managed to collect the rebound and head it past the opposing keeper for MU's first goal.
The Golden Eagles collected their second goal of the half on another set piece, converting a corner in the 35th minute. Senior midfielder Alex Heffron lined up the corner and lofted a beautiful ball into the box where sophomore defender Erin Holland rocketed a header into the upper right portion of the goal to beat Blackshear. Holland's tally was the first of her career.
Sophomore forward Darian Powell registered the final goal of the match in the 51st minute. Powell was able to push the ball past the SHU keeper after teammate Holland fed her the pass.
Holland, the Cary, Ill. native, scored her first career goal and collected her first career assist against the Pirates.
Corner kicks truly were the story of the match for the Blue and Gold. All three of Marquette's scores resulted from corners, and Marquette recorded 10 corners compared to Seton Hall's zero.
MU outshot Seton Hall 21 to five, and is now 7-3-1 in contests in which it outshoots its opponent.
The Golden Eagles return to action this Sunday when they host DePaul at 6 p.m. Central time for Senior Night at Valley Fields. Marquette's nine seniors will be honored before the match as they suit up for the final time at home in the regular season.
GOMARQUETTE.COM THE OFFICIAL HOME OF MARQUETTE ATHLETICS