WSOC Heads for Wednesday Meeting at Milwaukee

Liz Bartels scored in last season's match against UWM as MU's comeback fell short.

2015 Marquette Women's Soccer - Match 10
Marquette (3-4-2) at Milwaukee (4-3-1)
Date Wednesday, Sept. 23 | 7 p.m. CT
Location Engelmann Stadium | Milwaukee, Wis.
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Sept. 22, 2015

MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University women's soccer team heads to the East Side on Wednesday evening for a 7 p.m. clash with Milwaukee at Engelmann Stadium in the 24th meeting between the two programs.

Live statistics will be provided through MKEPanthers.com, while the match will be shown on a tape-delay basis by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Wisconsin.

The Golden Eagles (3-4-2) hold a slim 9-8-6 series edge over the Panthers and prior to last season, had not lost to Milwaukee in five-straight matchups, with the last loss coming in a 1-0 defeat at Valley Fields in 2008.

MU will face the Panthers for the 24th time in program history

Last year's contest between the two teams saw Marquette recover from a 4-0 deficit to tie it 4-4 with scores by current Golden Eagles Heather Handwork, Caroline Fink and Liz Bartels. However, the comeback came up short as the Panthers scored the deciding goal in the 88th minute to win, 5-4.

Following Wednesday's game, the Golden Eagles will return to Valley Fields for their BIG EAST Conference lid-lifter on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. against Creighton. The match can be viewed live on the BIG EAST Digital Network through FOX Sports Go.

MARQUETTE'S LAST TIME OUT:

  • Ashley Handwork's first goal of the season put the Golden Eagles ahead of LSU in the 13th minute on Sunday afternoon, but the Tigers scored five unanswered goals to hand Marquette its fourth loss of the year. Despite temperatures nearing 100 degrees, the Golden Eagles controlled play for the opening portions of both halves and looked to even the match 2-2 early in the second period before eventually falling 5-1. MU goalkeeper Amanda Engel was booked for a red card following an MU defensive lapse in the 56th minute and the Tigers tacked on three goals in the final stanza, including one on the ensuing penalty kick. MU will be without the services of Engel at Milwaukee as a result of Sunday's red card.

SCOUTING THE PANTHERS:

  • Milwaukee suffered its first loss since Aug. 30 on Sunday afternoon in a 3-2 decision against Loyola Chicago at Engelmann Stadium. The Panthers took an early 2-1 lead in the first half on Anna Smalley's marker in the 13th minute, while leading-scorer Callie O'Donnell posted the first goal of the day for UWM. After equalizing late in the first half, Loyola took advantage of a UWM turnover to score the go-ahead goal in the 67th minute to snap a four-match unbeaten streak for the Panthers. O'Donnell leads Milwaukee with four goals and nine points on the season, while six players have scored at least twice. First-year head coach Troy Fabiano leads Milwaukee into the 24th match in the all-time series with the Golden Eagles, which MU leads 9-8-6.

PROFFITT NAMED BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

  • Junior defender Morgan Proffitt was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 14, while redshirt senior midfielder Jacie Jermier was named to the weekly honor roll. Proffitt helped Marquette hold Northern Arizona and South Dakota State to a pair of goals in 200 minutes of action over the weekend, while the Golden Eagles went 1-0-1 with a 2-1 win over NAU and a 1-1 draw with SDSU. Proffitt, an All-BIG EAST Preseason Team selection, scored the game-tying goal in the 51st minute against the Jackrabbits on Sunday, Sept. 13. It is the first career weekly honor for Proffitt.

JERMIER A SENIOR CLASS AWARD CANDIDATE

  • Marquette redshirt senior Jacie Jermier has been named one of 30 women's soccer candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award and the lone women's representative from the BIG EAST Conference. The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
  • Jermier was a 2014 All-BIG EAST Second Team selection and is a team co-captain in 2015. The McFarland, Wisconsin native holds a 3.5 cumulative grade point average as a biomedical sciences major with a minor in biological sciences and is a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection. She is also a member of the national student-athlete honor society, Chi Alpha Sigma, and is scheduled to graduate this December.

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. Jermier also posted an assist on Sept. 13 against South Dakota State and was named the Marquette Invitational's Offensive MVP.

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) Powell (two goals) and Fink (two goals) as the individuals 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 and Jamie Kutey scored her first NCAA goal on Friday, Sept. 11 against Northern Arizona.

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, Aug. 31 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.

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 152-54-27 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).

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.

 

 

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