Freshman Jamie Kutey has seen action in four of MU's five contests this season.
|2015 Marquette Women's Soccer - Match 6
|Marquette (2-3-0) vs. Northern Arizona (2-3-0)
||Friday, Sept. 11 | 8:15 p.m. CT
||Valley Fields | Milwaukee, Wis.
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|2015 Marquette Women's Soccer - Match 7
|Marquette vs. South Dakota State (3-2-0)
||Sunday, Sept. 13 | 1:30 p.m. CT
||Valley Fields | Milwaukee, Wis.
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Sept. 10, 2015
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's soccer team hosts the Marquette Invitational this weekend to end a five-match homestand when the squad faces Northern Arizona and South Dakota State on Friday and Sunday respectively, at Valley Fields.
Friday's contest against Northern Arizona is slated to begin at 8:15 p.m. Central time or roughly 30 minutes following the men's game, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. South Dakota State will play in Friday's first matchup in the Marquette Invitational at 3 p.m. against Loyola Chicago.
The Golden Eagles will wrap up the weekend at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday against SDSU, while Loyola will face NAU on Sunday at 11 a.m.
All four women's contests in the Marquette Invitational will feature live statistics through GameTracker and a free live video stream of MU's games against the Lady Lumberjacks and Jackrabbits on GoMarquette.com. Michael Cianciolo (play-by-play) and Chris Jenkins (analyst) will handle the call for both broadcasts.
Friday is Heroes Day, meaning all first responders and service members are invited to attend the game free of charge with a valid ID and will receive an American themed Marquette shirt. The first 200 students to the men's game will receive vouchers for the t-shirts that can be redeemed during the women's game against NAU. MU women's soccer alumnae will also be recognized at halftime of Friday's contest.
This weekend's meetings with NAU and SDSU mark the first in program history for the Golden Eagles, who will travel to South Alabama and LSU next weekend for their first road matches since Aug. 23.
MARQUETTE'S LAST TIME OUT:
- Redshirt sophomore Molly Pfeiffer scored her team-best third goal of the season in the 79th minute to force overtime on Friday evening, but the Golden Eagles dropped their second overtime decision of the year to Minnesota, 2-1. Pfeiffer's tally came on a header off a Jacie Jermier corner kick after the Gophers grabbed the game's first lead in the 17th minute. U of M ended the contest just 3:54 into extra time on a strike from senior Haley Helverson roughly 27 yards out.
SCOUTING THE LUMBERJACKS:
- Northern Arizona rolled to victories over Alabama State and Oakland last weekend by a combined score of 8-1. The Lumberjacks defeated Alabama State 6-0 on Friday in a contest that was called after 74 minutes due to lightning. Five players scored for NAU in that game, led by Haley Wingender's two markers, while the senior also scored in a 2-1 win over Oakland on Sunday. Wingender posted 11 total shots last weekend and leads the squad with four goals in 2015. The Lumberjacks were picked to win the Big Sky Conference in the preseason poll after claiming the league's tournament title and NCAA berth last year.
SCOUTING THE JACKRABBITS:
- Sophomore midfielder Tori Poole scored just after halftime on Sunday afternoon to lift SDSU past BIG EAST-foe Creighton, 1-0, at Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska. The Jackrabbits outshot the Jays 14-9 after peppering CU with 10 shots prior to halftime as goalkeeper Nicole Inskeep earned the clean sheet. SDSU also owns 2-1 victories over Drake and Green Bay to begin the year and will face Loyola at 3 p.m. on Friday before Sunday's game against MU.
BARTELS EARNS BIG EAST HONOR ROLL RECOGNITION
- Junior midfielder Liz Bartels, an All-BIG EAST Preseason Team selection, earned her first regular season conference accolade of the year on Monday afternoon with a mention on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. Bartels posted a game-high three points with the game-winning goal and assist in MU's 3-0 win over BU on Sunday. Bartels has recorded a pair of helpers this season after leading the Golden Eagles with six assists in 2014.
JERMIER'S OFFENSIVE CONTRIBUTIONS VITAL FOR MU
- Early in the second half against Portland, MU head coach Markus Roeders inserted junior defender Erin Holland into the lineup, allowing redshirt senior co-captain Jacie Jermier to move up into the midfield. Jermier responded in the 66th minute on a blast from 22 yards out over the UP keeper's head to put the Golden Eagles within a goal and her presence added a different dynamic offensively for MU. The McFarland, Wisconsin native remained in the midfield with Holland starting on MU's back line against Boston University, during which MU posted a 3-0 shutout victory. MU has posted six goals in just over 209 minutes since Jermier's move after posting three markers in almost 250 minutes prior.
MARQUETTE GOAL SCORERS VARIED EARLY IN 2015
- After scoring two goals in their first two contests, the Golden Eagles posted six goals over their second weekend with six different players finding the scoresheet. Liz Bartels, Darian Powell, Jacie Jermier, Caroline Fink, Erin Holland and Molly Pfeiffer all tallied markers for MU, with Pfeiffer (three goals) as the lone individual with more than one goal on the season for MU. Freshman Allison Jacobson also scored for the Golden Eagles in their first weekend at Michigan.
PFEIFFER AND ENGEL ON FIRST BIG EAST HONOR ROLL OF 2015
- Molly Pfeiffer and Amanda Engel were each named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, Aug. 24 after MU's win at Michigan. Pfeiffer posted her first career goal, also the game winner, in the 79th minute against the Wolverines, while Engel did not allow a goal over the final 86:32 of regulation while making three saves. Michigan had scored eight goals in its season opening win over Eastern Michigan just two days prior. It is the first career weekly recognition for Pfeiffer.
MU PEGGED FOURTH; BARTELS AND PROFFITT ON ALL-BIG EAST SQUAD
- Marquette was tabbed fourth in the BIG EAST Conference Preseason Poll, while juniors Liz Bartels and Morgan Proffitt each were named to the conference's preseason team. The Golden Eagles, who were one of three BIG EAST programs receiving votes in the NSCAA Preseason Poll, garnered 60 points in the coaches balloting, which is 10 points behind third-place Georgetown and 13 points ahead of Providence.
- Bartels, a midfielder/forward, posted 12 points as a sophomore in 2014 with three goals and a team-high six assists on her way to All-BIG EAST First Team accolades. The Omaha, Nebraska native has played in all 42 matches of her collegiate career and is a two time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection.
- Proffitt earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors on defense in 2014 while starting in 20 of 21 matches. The Columbus, Indiana native has scored a goal in both collegiate seasons and has also played in all 42 games over the last two campaigns (41 starts).
GOLDEN EAGLES ARE MOST SUCCESSFUL CURRENT BIG EAST TEAM SINCE 2005
- Since entering the BIG EAST Conference in 2005, Marquette has proven to be among the conference's elite women's soccer programs. The Golden Eagles have accumulated an overall record of 151-52-25 since that time and a mark of 78-17-9 in league action, which includes five regular season conference titles and a pair of tournament championships in 2012 and 2013. MU, which has missed the NCAA tournament only twice since its addition to the league, went a remarkable 39-1-1 in BIG EAST play in the four seasons from 2010-13.
MU HAS USED THREE STARTING KEEPERS SINCE ENTERING BIG EAST IN `05
- The Golden Eagles have had remarkable consistency in net since joining the BIG EAST Conference for the 2005 campaign with just three primary starting goalkeepers over that time. Laura Boyer (2005-07), Natalie Kulla (2008-11) and Amanda Engel (2012-15) have all been MU's primary keeper of record during each season of their respective MU careers and rank among its all-time statistical leaders. Engel enters her fourth season as a starter in 2015 and is a two-time All-BIG EAST selection (2012-13).
|Laura Boyer (2005-07)
|Natalie Kulla (2008-11)
|Amanda Engel (2012-15)
GOLDEN EAGLES WELCOME 10 NEWCOMERS IN 2015
- Marquette's roster features 10 new faces this season with nine incoming freshmen and one sophomore transfer. The 10 student-athletes hail from five different states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Michigan with one Marquette women's soccer legacy in Allison Jacobson, the younger sister of the recently-graduated Emily and Cara Jacobson.
- Four of the freshman were regionally ranked by the NSCAA, while midfielder Leah Celarek was ranked as the No. 126 player nationally in the incoming class. High-scoring forward Jamie Kutey was ranked 10th in the Heartland Region and was a TopDrawerSoccer.com Second Team Spring All-American as a senior in 2015. After winning four state titles while playing the maximum 20 matches in the Kansas state tournament, Kutey scored in 19 of those contests and had 13 game-winners, including the winning tallies in her final two state title games.
NEW WORLD CLASS INDOOR FACILITY TO HOUSE MU SOCCER
- A new indoor athletic performance center, which will combine indoor playing fields for Marquette's soccer and lacrosse programs, an indoor track, and a world-class athletic performance research facility was announced on Jan. 29 by MU President Dr. Michael R. Lovell. The facility will be located on the 800 block of Michigan Street and is expected to house offices and locker rooms for MU soccer. Through a strategic partnership with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, cutting-edge faculty and student research in sports performance, medicine, nutrition and rehabilitation will enhance the performance of Marquette student-athletes and professional athletes worldwide.
JERMIER, PROFFITT AND A. HANDWORK WIN 2015 WPSL TITLE
- Jacie Jermier, Morgan Proffitt and Ashley Handwork and the Chicago Red Stars Reserves captured the 2015 Women's Premier Soccer League National Championship with a 2-1 victory over SoCal FC on July 26 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Handwork, who also scored in the semifinal, headed in the eventual game winner in the 52nd minute on a corner kick from former MU teammate Mary Luba, who scored the first goal of the day in the 18th minute. The championship is the first WSPL crown for Chicago, which had advanced to the title game previously in 2011 and 2012.
MARQUETTE FEATURED EIGHT TIMES ON BIG EAST DIGITAL NETWORK
- Eight of Marquette's nine BIG EAST Conference regular season contests will be broadcast live by the BIG EAST Digital Network this season, beginning with MU's Sept. 27 league lid-lifter against Creighton at Valley Fields.