Women's Soccer Concludes Spring Season at Wisconsin

Sofie Schunk looks to close out a solid spring on Saturday in Madison.

April 26, 2012

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's soccer team will conclude its 2012 spring season on Saturday, April 28 when it heads to Madison, Wis., to take on Wisconsin at 10 a.m. and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at noon. Both games, played at U-Bay Athletic Fields, will be 60-minutes in length with two 30-minute halves.

“The ladies are embracing the games against Wisconsin and Milwaukee with pride and wanting to play our best soccer is definitely at stake for them,” Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. “Knowing them, they will rise to the challenge and will give it their best shot as playing back-to-back against rested teams is now routine. We are very proud of all the work the team has put in for the spring season and there is a lot of excitement around for the upcoming fall.”

Marquette moved to 3-2-1overall in its spring exhibition season after topping Iowa, 3-1, at Valley Fields and losing at UWM, 2-1, last weekend. 

In the match against the Hawkeyes, MU received goals from Maegan Kelly, Cara Jacobson and Taylor Madigan. Sofie Schunk continued her impressive spring campaign by collecting three saves in the contest.

Following the win over Iowa, the Golden Eagles drove across town to UWM's Engelmann Field for a 70-minute match against a rested Milwaukee squad. MU outshot the Panthers, 16-6, and held UWM without an opportunity in the first half. Mady Vicker tallied MU's lone goal in the 27th minute on a pass from Rachel Brown to take a 1-0 lead. UWM scored in the 42nd minute to tie the match at 1-1, before scoring the game-winning goal in the 67th minute.



“There was disappointment in how the last 35 minutes of the second game fell apart last Saturday.  We have a very competitive group so losing is no fun so although we can blame fatigue and disorganization on those two goals, I think they know they can do better in those situations.”

Wisconsin's matchup with MU will be its fifth contest of the spring season. The Badgers finished the 2011 fall campaign with a 10-7-3 overall record and were eliminated in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

MU and Wisconsin met in a preseason contest prior to the start of the 2011 season. Lisa Philbin and Kate Reigle registered goals in the match and helped the Golden Eagles shutout UW, 2-0.



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