Marquette Blanks USF, 4-0 On Senior Night

Senior Lisa Philbin scored her second goal of the season

Oct. 20, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - It was a senior night to remember as the No. 18/15 Marquette women's soccer team put a stamp on its BIG EAST American Division Championship with a 4-0 shutout of USF on Saturday night at Valley Fields.

Head coach Markus Roeders and Associate head coach Frank Pelaez won their 250th career game together and the Golden Eagles extended their unbeaten streak to 11-0 with 13 shutouts this season.

Marquette moves to 13-2-2 overall and 9-0-1 in BIG EAST play, while USF is now 10-5-2 and finish conference play 6-2-2.

Junior Cara Jacobson put MU on the board first at the 39 minute-mark as she caught the ball on the right side from classmate Taylor Madigan to score. It was the only goal in the first half.

Seven minutes into the second half, junior Maegan Kelly caught a cross from sophomore Mary Luba on the left side and found the back of the net from about five yards out, which extended the Golden Eagles' lead, 2-0. It was Kelly's seventh goal this season.

In the 70th minute, senior Rachel Brown passed the ball to Jacobson, which set up senior Lisa Philbin for a goal from about five yards out of the box on the right side of the field and extended MU's lead to 3-0.

In the game's 80th minute, junior Ashley Stemmeler completed a balanced attack as she caught a cross from sophomore Mady Vicker and took a shot for a goal from 10 yards on the right side. It was Stemmeler's third goal of the season and gave the Golden Eagles a 4-0 advantage.

Marquette played both sides of the field well, taking 21 shots in the game, but keeping the Bulls to just one. The Golden Eagles also took seven corner kicks.

Freshman goalkeeper Amanda Engel earned her ninth victory this season recording a shutout.

The Golden Eagles have advanced to the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship and will face the winner of a Rutgers/Seton Hall matchup on Sunday, Oct. 28. The game will be held at Valley Fields at 1:00 p.m. CT.




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