Marquette Travels to Colorado College
Sept. 4, 2014
The Golden Eagles dropped a pair of highly contested matches this past weekend against Big Ten foes Minnesota and Nebraska. MU fell to the Golden Gophers, 1-0, in a hard fought contest which was delayed by multiple lightning strikes. After the two squads were deadlocked at zero at the end of the first stanza, Minnesota's Sydney Squires broke through in the 58th minute to give the Golden Gophers all they would need. Against the Cornhuskers, the Blue and Gold jumped out to a 2-0 advantage after Jacie Jermier and Alex Heffron both found the back of the net, but were unable to fend off the Nebraska attack, falling 3-2.
New Mexico has yet to play a regular season match and will take on the Golden Eagles in its 2014 season opener. The Lobos fell on the road to Arizona 3-0 in their lone exhibition match on August 15.
Series History: Marquette and New Mexico have met on only one other occasion, which occurred in 2010 when the Lobos handed the Golden Eagles a 1-0 double over time loss at Valley Fields.
Last Time Out: Despite jumping out a 2-0 lead, Marquette fell to Nebraska at home 3-2, on Sunday, August 31 in its most recent action. Junior Jacie Jermier and senior Alex Heffron each registered their first goals of the season for the Blue and Gold.
Powell Packs Quite the Punch: Sophomore forward Darian Powell netted two goals in less than 40 seconds in the final minute of regulation against the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers this past Friday, August 22nd. In her first full season of collegiate action, Powell is off to fast start for MU. The La Porte City, Iowa native, has appeared in three matches so far, and in addition to her success against Loyola-Chicago, was able to collect two shots on goal against Nebraska.
Spreading the Wealth: Four different Golden Eagles have recorded goals so far this season, with Powell pacing the squad with two and Ashley Handwork, Jacie Jermier and Alex Heffron all notching one goal apiece.
Conference Success: MU has dropped just one BIG EAST matchup over the past three seasons, posting a near unblemished mark of 20-1-1. The Golden Eagles enter the 2014 campaign riding a 28-game unbeaten streak in BIG EAST play. The blue and gold did not suffer any conference losses in 2013, finishing with a perfect 9-0 mark in BIG EAST action.
Preseason Praise: The senior duo of Mary Luba and Mady Vicker both were recognized by the Conference as All-BIG EAST Preseason selections. Luba, a unanimous choice, was the Golden Eagles' second-leading scorer last season. In addition to their to her BIG EAST recognition, Luba was also selected to College Sports Madness's All-BIG EAST First Team. Vicker and junior goalkeeper Amanda Engel both were picked for CSM's second team.
Roeders Rules: In his 18+ seasons as the Golden Eagles' head coach, Markus Roeders has amassed a 273-98-37 record and has never suffered a losing season. His teams have earned six consecutive NCAA Championship berths, claimed five-straight BIG EAST regular season titles and won each of the last two BIG EAST Championships. Roeders was chosen by CSM as its 2014 preseason BIG EAST Coach of the Year.
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