No. 12/8 Marquette Returns Home to Host Central Michigan Monday
Sept. 1, 2012
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The No. 12/8 Marquette women's soccer team (3-0-0) returns home to Valley Fields Mondayto host Central Michigan at 1:00 p.m. CT.
The Chippewas (3-1-0) also played on Friday and tallied a 4-2 victory over Dayton. Central Michigan was trailing the flyers 2-1, but scored three unanswered second half goals to earn the victory.
Monday's game is part of the Golden Eagles' Games Closing Ceremonies and free Pizza Hut pizza will be given out to all of the students in attendance. Monday is also Church Bulletin Day if you show any church bulletin from Sept. 2 and receive 2-for-1 admission.
Super Shutout: In all three matches this season, the Golden Eagles have produced a shutpout victory. MU has allowed just 10 shots in its three matches this season. St. Bonaventure tallied just two shots, none in the first half, while Milwaukee took just three. Northwestern managed to take five shots on Friday.
On The Board: Senior Megan Jaskowiak scored her first career goal at Northwestern on Friday evening. She has handed out four assists in her career and taken 15 total shots with 10 on goal.
Sloan Returns: Senior Rachael Sloan is back in 2012 for her final season as a Golden Eagle after missing 2011 due to injury. Sloan is a two-time first team All-BIG EAST member and has already made a mark on MU this season. Sloan has two goals for the season and four points in three matches of play.
O Canada: Junior midfielder Vanessa Legault-Cordisco returns to the Golden Eagles squad after playing for the Canada in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan. Canada defeated Argentina 6-0 in its opening match, but dropped consecutive matches to end its time in the tournament. Legault-Cordisco played in all three matches and racked up 220 minutes of playing time.
Miller, Kelly Earn Preseason Accolades: Senior Ally Miller has been named the Preseason BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and was also named preseason all-league in a survey of the conference's head coaches. Kelly joined Miller on the squad and was also tabbed to the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. Miller was named All-BIG EAST Third Team in 2011 while Kelly garnered first team accolades.
Miller Being Noticed: Senior Ally Miller has been named to the Soccer America Preseason All-American squad. She is one of five defenders earning the preseason honors. The Mequon, Wis., native has started 63 of the 66 career matches in which she has played and has helped lead Marquette to three-straight division championships and NCAA appearances. She owns three career goals and has helped anchor one of the top defensive units in the nation during her tenure.
Potential Starting Lineup Features Experience: Marquette's probable starting lineup features just one player (Schunk) who isn't at least competing in her respective junior campaign. Eight of the players own at least 30 career starting assignments and that group has combined for 69 total goals.
Up Next: The Golden Eagles will Durham, N.C. to play in the Duke/Nike Classic. Marquette will face North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 7 at 4:00 p.m. CT and take on host Duke on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m. CT.