Marquette Splits Road Games at Iowa on Saturday
April 15, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's soccer team capped its final road games of the spring campaign with back-to-back games on Saturday, April 13. The Golden Eagles fell, 4-2, to host school Iowa before topping Western Illinois, 4-1 on just 20 minutes of rest.
"There are definitely positives to take out of both matches with us being on the road for the first time this spring," said head coach Markus Roeders. "We created some good chances and scored goals. As long as we keep learning and improving, these games are what we need to show our strengths but also point out deficiencies that need to be fixed."
After surrendering an early lead to the Hawkeyes, junior Kate Reigle tied the game with a made penalty kick. In the second half, sophomore Mady Vicker pulled the Golden Eagles within one, 3-2, with an assist from freshman Anne Marie Lynch.
Marquette outshot Iowa, 11-8, and sophomore goalie Sofie Schunk notched seven saves in 80 minutes against the Hawkeyes.
After a short break, MU took on a rested Western Illinois squad in a full 90 minute game. The Golden Eagles dominated the first half, shutting out WIU, 3-0, with goals from sophomores Mary Luba and Mady Vicker and junior Ashley Stemmeler.
Alex Heffron got in on the scoring action in the second half when she found the back of the net off a pass from sophomore Elizabeth Bollinger.
Schunk played the full 90 minutes and notched her second seven-save performance on the day. MU outshot WIU, 13-12, in the victory.
The Golden Eagles were without key players, juniors Emily Jacobson and Maegan Kelly, who were in Carson, CA, playing with the U-23 National Team.
Marquette looks to end its spring exhibition campaign strong with a pair of home matches on Saturday, April 27. The Golden Eagles will host Wisconsin at Valley Fields for a 10:30 a.m. kick-off, before playing Northwestern at 2:30 p.m.