Marquette Notches a Pair of Wins to End Spring Season
April 29, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's soccer team wrapped up its spring season this past weekend with back-to-back wins over Wisconsin and Northwestern on Saturday, April 27. Marquette defeated in-state rival Wisconsin, 2-1, before defeating Northwestern, 3-0.
"I think we probably played our best soccer all spring long during the first half of the Wisconsin game," said assistant coach Frank Pelaez. "It came down to us being able to posses, with speed, and finding ways to score."
The Golden Eagles jumped on Wisconsin early when junior Maegen Kelly scored in the fourth minute of action with an impressive chip shot from 25 feet out. Taylor Madigan put Marquette up by two goals in the 13th minute with a feed from Kelly, after Alex Heffron's intial shot on goal was saved.
The Badgers were able to get on the board with a goal midway through the second half. A feed from the near side of the pitch found an unmarked Wisconsin player, who just nearly slipped the ball past sophomore keeper Sofie Schunk.
Both squads registered eight shots in the game.
Freshmen Ann Marie Lynch opened up the scoring for the Golden Eagles against Northwestern. After a poor clearance attempt by the Wildcats, the Arlington Heights, Ill., native buried the ball in the back of the net amongst a scramble inside the penalty box.
Schunk was credited with the shutout.