Madigan's Golden Goal Sends No. 12/19 MU to the NCAA Championship Second Round
Nov. 12, 2011
MILWAUKEE - Sophomore Taylor Madigan's golden goal in the 97th minute was all the No. 12/19 Marquette University women's soccer team needed to defeat Toledo, 1-0, in the first round of the NCAA Championship Saturday evening at Valley Fields.
The Golden Eagles (18-3-0) advance to the second round of the NCAA Championship where they will play No. 4 seed Penn State on Friday, Nov. 18 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT.
Toledo ends its season 14-6-2 overall.
Junior Lisa Philbin sent in a cross from the nearside and was picked up by Madigan. After controlling the ball, Madigan sent a close range right-footed blast to the near side beating goal keeper Vicki Traven. Sophomore Megan Kelly was also credited with an assist on the goal.
Marquette's offensive attack was dominant in the early minutes of the first half. Rachel Brown, Kate Reigle and Katie Hishmeh each tallied shots on goal for MU in the opening 23 minutes, while Toledo only registered one shot in the first half 45 minutes of play.
Following the intermission, the Golden Eagles' continued to apply pressure to the Rockets back-third. In the 61st minute, senior Kerry McBride put a header on net from Kelly's corner kick that Traven managed to save. Traven had seven saves in the losing effort.
Midway through the second half Toledo had its two best chances to score. The Rockets tallied two shots within 40 seconds, including Nicole Gyurgyik's shot from 20 yards out that hit the crossbar.
With just over 10 minutes left in regulation, Marquette almost broke the tie following a Toledo foul in the Rockets' backfield. Kelly sent a cross into box off a free kick that found Madigan on the far side, who put a shot on net that was turned away by Traven.
In overtime the Golden Eagles had a corner kick and Lindsey Page put a shot on goal before Madigan scored her eighth goal of the season and the game-winner.
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