Marquette Falls at DePaul 2-1 in Overtime
Oct. 30, 2015
CHICAGO – Reigning BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week Darian Powell scored her fourth goal in the last three matches but the Marquette University women’s soccer team fell 2-1 in overtime at DePaul on Saturday afternoon.
“Overall we worked tremendously hard on the defensive side and limited DePaul to few opportunities considering how well they have done this year,” Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. “I thought we played a really nice match, probably good enough to win it, but we didn’t get it done.”
Jessie Schmidt scored the golden goal in the 96th minute to snap Marquette’s unbeaten streak at five matches. The Golden Eagles (8-7-4, 5-3-1 BIG EAST) will play a conference tournament quarterfinal match on Tuesday, Nov. 3 with the location and opponent still to be determined following the conclusion of the league’s three 6 p.m. Central time contests.
Powell’s team-leading seventh goal of the year came at the goalmouth in the 67th minute as she connected on a Jacie Jermier set piece from the right flank. DePaul keeper Alejandria Godinez was not able to snag the ball and Powell put the ball in the net inside the far post with Godinez on the turf at the edge of the goal box.
The Golden Eagles had a couple great looks early in the second half before Powell’s goal but could not connect. Jamie Kutey missed just to the right of the net on a Meegan Johnston cross in the 54th minute and the Blue Demons were able to clear the ball with Godinez on the ground in the 57th minute off a Johnston corner.
The Blue Demons held a 5-2 advantage in shots during the first half and had four corner kicks come up empty in the opening frame. A scary moment occurred in the 21st minute when Ashley Handwork got sandwiched between a DePaul defender and Godinez as Godinez leapt to corral a ball at the edge of the goal box. Handwork got up after a few minutes on the pitch and walked off under her own power but did not return to the field for the remainder of the contest.
DePaul had a total of 10 shots on the afternoon, including both shots in the extra session, while MU had six shots.
Marquette returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in conference quarterfinal action with the site and opponent still to be determined.
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