No. 10/13 Marquette to Play at Louisville and Cincinnati
Sept. 29, 2011
MILWAUKEE – The No. 10/13 Marquette University women’s soccer team will continue BIG EAST cross-divisional action at National Division foes Louisville and Cincinnati this weekend. The Golden Eagles will take on the Cardinals Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. ET before meeting the Bearcats on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Live stats will be available for both contests.
The Golden Eagles (10-2-0, 3-1-0 BIG EAST) climbed to No. 10 in the NSCAA and No. 13 in the Soccer America Top 25 polls this week following a pair of wins over DePaul and then-No. 20/24 Notre Dame.
Marquette continues to show that anyone in the lineup is able to step up and score as it had four different Golden Eagles account for its five goals last weekend with Ashley Stemmeler and Mady Vicker notching their first goals of the season. Overall, 13 different Golden Eagles have registered goals, led by 11 from sophomore Maegan Kelly. Offensively, Marquette leads the league with 31 goals and 38 assists, while Kelly is tied for the top spot in the goals category with Notre Dame’s Melissa Henderson.
With a 2-0-2 mark in BIG EAST Conference play, Louisville (4-4-3) stands as the only undefeated team in the National Division entering its game with the Golden Eagles. The Cardinals registered wins over Notre Dame and Providence and earned draws with DePaul and Connecticut. Christine Exeter leads Louisville with four goals and has found the back of the net in each of the last three games.
Goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer has played every minute of each match this season, owns four shutouts and a 1.01 goals against average.
Friday's game will mark the 21st time the two teams will meet. Marquette is 13-6-1 all-time against Louisville, 5-2-1 against the Cardinals as members of the BIG EAST Confer4-3 overtime win over Louisville last season.
Cincinnati (5-4-3, 1-2-1) enters the weekend 0-2-1 in its last three outings with losses to Notre Dame (4-1) and Providence (2-0). The Bearcats blew a two-goal lead and settled for a 2-2 draw at Connecticut in their last time out. Mackenzie Grause leads Cincinnati with 13 points on a team best five goals and three assists, while Jazmine Rhodes has contributed four goals and Emily Hebbeler and Christi Howard have each chipped in three goals.
Kristina Utley has seen all but 23 minutes in net for the Bearcats. She owns three shutouts and an 1.25 goals against average.
Cincinnati and Marquette will meet for the 24th time Sunday afternoon with Marquette leading the all-time series 12-8-3. The Golden Eagles own an eight-game unbeaten streak against the Bearcats, including a 4-0 win last season at Valley Fields.
Cincinnati will host USF Friday before playing Marquette.
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