Women's Soccer Continues Spring Season

MU's Maegan Kelly

April 4, 2013

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MILWAUKEE-- In an effort to further develop its skill set and gain diverse experience, the Marquette University women's soccer team has hosted two teams this spring who are not amongst the college ranks, the Chicago Red Stars, a professional team, and the U16 Ontario Canadian National Team.

Most recently against the Ontario Youth Select Team on April 3rd, the Golden Eagles notched a 3-1 victory. Ann Marie Lynch, Maegan Kelly, and Shalese Miller all recorded goals for Marquette.

Despite allowing their neighbors from the north to jump out to an early lead, the Golden Eagles took control of the match by playing stifling defense. Marquette held the Ontario Youth Select Team to only two shots on goal for the match.

"It was a good test and competition for us on the evening. We had long stretches of good possessions, our defense was mostly sound and the three goals were created and finished well.It is a work inprogress and we need to be realistic and should expect our best soccer yet", head coach Markus Roeders said.

On March 24th against the Chicago Red Stars, Marquette fell 2-0 to the professional club out of the National Women's Soccer League. "Playing theRedStars was terrific. Our team embraced the challenge and we got better. Playing against professionals and players whoconsistently compete internationally, we played against one of the top teams out there", head coach Markus Roeders said.

The Golden Eagles return to spring action this Sunday against Loyola Chicago and Cardinal Stritch. Marquette will host Loyola Chicago at noon CT and then head to Uihlein Soccer Park to take on Cardinal Stritch at 3 p.m. CT.

"We have always tried to challenge ourselves in the spring and playing two games back to back on Sunday will be one of those.We know BarryBimbi and his Loyola team well and it will be fun to compete against them. CardinalStritch is a local foe we haven't seen in the past. Those 180 minutes of total soccer will definitely allow each one of our players to play a full 90 minutes plus, a terrific learning opportunity and chance to play significant minutes", said head coach Markus Roeders.




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