Marquette falls to Wisconsin in NCAA First Round, 1-0
Nov. 11, 2016
MADISON, Wisconsin - Marquette ended its 2016 campaign on Friday night in Madison with a 1-0 loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship First Round at the McClimon Soccer Complex.
The Golden Eagles (12-8-2) were outshot 11-6 in the contest and faced a 12-2 disparity in corner kicks with MU taking one in each half. Freshman goalkeeper Maddy Henry made four difficult saves in the loss and allowed the night's lone goal to Wisconsin All-American Rose Lavelle in the 30th minute.
"It hurts right now," Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. "You don't like to feel pain for the team and you don't like to lose for the players, for the seniors. That's always the hardest part when you get to this point and abruptly your season is over. You don't know how to put your emotions and everything together.
"I couldn't be more proud of them because of the way we got back to where we want to be. I think the standards that we have and getting back to a championship level, has been tremendous. Our seniors have done their part and they've led the way. I'm really thankful for them."
With the win, the Badgers (9-4-8) advance to the second round where they will face first-seeded Florida next weekend.
Junior midfielder Caroline Fink made her first start since the Sept. 25 BIG EAST Conference opener at Creighton and notched the Golden Eagles' first shot of the match, a blast from 22 yards out that was saved by UW keeper Caitlyn Clem. Clem made two more saves on the night for the Badgers and was able to preserve the clean sheet despite a couple of decent chances by MU in the second half on looks from Carrie Madden and Leah Celarek.
Marquette, which received NCAA bids in 1999-02, 2005-06, 2008-13, and 2016, competed in the NCAA tournament for the 13th time in program history. The Golden Eagles hold a NCAA tournament record of 9-10-4 and are 7-5-1 in first round games.
Marquette is now 5-7-2 all-time against the Badgers and is 1-2-1 against them in the NCAA tournament.
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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