Women's Soccer Claims BIG EAST Tourney Title
Nov. 10, 2013
The Marquette University women's soccer team (18-3-0) defeated the DePaul Blue Demons (13-5-2) 2-0 to claim their second BIG EAST Women's Soccer Championship in as many years on Sunday in front of a home crowd at Valley Fields.
It was the program's second BIG EAST tournament title and MU's 13th consecutive win.
After a scoreless first half, senior Taylor Madigan and sophomore Ann Marie Lynch came through for the Golden Eagles to give them a lead that would not be squandered. The tie was broken in the 58th minute when Madigan found a feed from fellow senior Katie Hishmeh. Madigan took a touch and fired a shot from about 12 yards out that hit the near post before trickling in.
Madigan also scored the game-winner at last year's BIG EAST women's soccer championship, as her tally went on to be the difference in a 1-0 victory over Georgetown.
Marquette's lead was doubled when Lynch found a through ball from Liz Bartels at the 67:25 mark. DePaul's keeper Alex Godinez initially made the save, but Lynch's shot proved too powerful as it hit the near post before crossing the goal line.
Godinez was challenged throughout the match, as she picked up 13 saves on the day.
The Golden Eagles' offensive pressure was prevalent throughout the match, as they recorded 36 shots for the match, including a 16-to-1 advantage in shots on goal. The defense was also exceptional and allowed just six shots in the contest.
Marquette earns the BIG EAST's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Golden Eagles will watch the NCAA Selection Show on Monday, Nov. 11 at 3:30 CT to see where they will sit in the 64-team bracket. MU is hosting a viewing party at The Annex on Monday beginning at 3 p.m. All fans are invited to attend.
Daphne Corboz - Georgetown
Outstanding Offensive Player - Mary Luba - Marquette
Outstanding Defensive Player - Emily Jacobson - Marquette