Madden's OT winner vaults MU past Butler, 2-1, for Roeders' 300th win
Oct. 23, 2016
MILWAUKEE - Redshirt sophomore Carrie Madden scored the golden goal in the 93rd minute to lift the Marquette University women' soccer team past Butler, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields and earn head coach Markus Roeders his 300th career victory in thrilling fashion.
"I was elated for (us) to get back in back in this game," Roeders said following the victory. "I think the wind, the conditions were a little bit of a factor and give Butler credit for getting it back to 1-1. We had a very strong spell there at the end. Going into overtime Carrie Madden had a shot right at the end with a minute and a half left and maybe could have been more clinical. For her to get on the end of the pass and slot it away, I am just really happy for our players."
Madden's match winner came on her fourth shot of the day after narrowly missing on her first three attempts of the afternoon. The forward received a pass from Darian Powell at the top of the 18-yard box and was able to beat BU keeper Hannah Luedtke with a righty finish from eight yards out.
Powell also tallied the first goal in the 49th minute for the Golden Eagles (10-6-2, 6-2-0 BIG EAST), who were scoreless with the Bulldogs (10-6-2, 3-4-1 BIG EAST) at the half.
The victory was No. 300 in Roeders' head coaching career at Marquette, which spans back 21 years to 1996. He is now 300-117-46 in his career and can help the Golden Eagles claim a share of their sixth BIG EAST regular season title with a win over DePaul on Friday evening. It would be MU's 10th conference title overall.
"I know people want to talk about a milestone, but at the end of the day it has always been about the players," Roeders said. "It is about Marquette and what everyone has done. I'm very grateful for everybody that has been involved with our program and had their fingerprints on it. First and foremost, the players. At the end of the day we want them to have a great experience and I think we've built a great culture and a winning program, so I'm really thankful for them. All the coaches who have been involved and our administration has been absolutely fantastic. I thank them for giving us the opportunity."
Marquette held a 6-3 edge in shots over the first 45 minutes of play and had three great scoring looks in the opening frame on which they were unable to connect. The day's first good opportunity came in the 16th minute on a set piece from Morgan Proffitt just outside the box. Proffitt's shot was barely redirected by BU's Luedtke before hitting the far post. MU's next good look came in the 23rd minute as Madden headed in a Liz Bartels cross that ended up being ruled offsides.
Powell helped Marquette finally breakthrough in the 49th minute as she beat Luedke at the left side of the goal area back to the center of the net. Powell's goal came after Pyzdrowski lofted in a cross from the right flank that hit off two Butler defenders and rolled in towards the net.
In the 67th minute, senior midfielder McKenzie Muchow got the equalizer for the Bulldogs from teammate Serina Kashimoto. Muchow collected the ball in the goal area off a cross and redirected it into the back of the net.
The Golden Eagles pushed the offensive tempo in the last 10 minutes of regulation, but were unable to break the tie. The victory is Marquette's first overtime triumph of the season and the first since a 1-0 win over Xavier on Oct. 8, 2015.
The Golden Eagles host their BIG EAST regular season finale on Friday, Oct. 28 against DePaul at Valley Fields. A win over the Blue Demons would secure the league's No. 1 seed in the conference championship as the two squads would have identical 7-2 record and MU would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Marquette will honor is 10-player senior class prior to the contest, which will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network through FOX Sports Go.
Keep up with the Marquette women's soccer program all season long through social media by following on Twitter (@MUWomensSoccer) and Instagram (@MarquetteWSOC) and `liking' on Facebook (/MUWomensSoccer).
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