Marquette and Cincinnati Battle to a 1-1 Tie
Oct. 21, 2007
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Senior Allison Mallams scored her third goal of the weekend as the Marquette women's soccer team battled to a 1-1 double overtime tie at Cincinnati on Sunday. It is the Golden Eagles third straight tie of the season, fourth overall, as MU stands 11-2-4 overall and 4-2-3 in BIG EAST play. The Golden Eagles hold tight in third place in the American Division with 15 points.
"We played a brilliant game," said head coach Markus Roeders. "We did a wonderful job adjusting to the turf field. Their field is a lot faster, and I thought we did an excellent job battling for every ball, moving the ball and moving off the ball. We are happy with the way we played, we just weren't rewarded with another goal and the win. The effort was there and I was proud of how we rebounded from Friday. Overall. I thought it was one of the best games we have played all year"
For the game, Marquette out-shot Cincinnati 33-12, 21 shots were on goal. Mallams launched a school record 12 shots, nine of which were on goal, while freshman Rosie Malone-Povolny, and sophomores Brittany Bares and Michelle Compty combined for nine additional MU shots. Senior goalkeeper Laura Boyer collected four saves, while Cincinnati totaled 12 shots for the game. Bearcat keeper Andrea Kaminski made 19 stops.
After a scoreless first half where MU recorded eight shots to Cincinnati's two, the Golden Eagles came out aggressive off the second half whistle and recorded six shots on goal in the first 12 minutes of the second stanza. Marquette found the back of net to go ahead 1-0 in the 62nd minute when Mallams ran onto a through ball from senior Christy Zwolski and knocked it past Kaminski for the score.
Marquette fired off four shots following its goal in attempt to score again, but one defensive miscue led to Erin MacDonald scoring Cincinnati's game-tying goal at the 78:45 mark. Melissa Bigg found MacDonald open in front of MU's goal and MacDonald put it past Boyer on the far post to even the score 1-1.
It would be the last score either team would net for the remainder of the half, even though Marquette registered five shots, four that were on target in the final seven minutes of regulation.
In the first overtime, Marquette pressured and took eight shots, five on goal that were unlucky, while the Golden Eagles held the Bearcats without an opportunity.
The second 10-minute extra frame played much like the first with MU dominating play. Mallams challenged the ball in the air and directed it on goal for the Golden Eagles' final chance of the game.
"What else could we have done? I thought we dominated them. We created a lot of chances and our chances became better as the game progressed. At the end of the day we did everything but win the game. I think we are getting better every game and we will use this to build on as we move into the final weekend of the regular season," said Roeders.
The Golden Eagles will wrap-up the regular season on the road at Pittsburgh on Friday, Oct. 26, and at West Virginia on Sunday, Oct. 28.