No. 19 Marquette Hosts Cincinnati On Sunday
Sept. 29, 2012
The No. 19/13 Marquette women's soccer team (8-2-1, 4-0-0) looks to continue its five game winning streak on Sunday hosting Cincinnati (4-7-1, 1-4-0) at 1:00 p.m. CT at Valley Fields.
Cincinnati fell at USF, 4-1 also on Friday night. The Bearcats' lone goal came from Mackenzie Grause.
This is the 25th all-time meeting between the two squads, dating back to 1993. MU owns a 13-8-3 series edge over Cincinnati and has a four-game winning streak over the Bearcats heading in to Sunday's game.
Donate (1) new or used soccer equipment item and receive 2-for the price of-1 admission to Sunday's game. Wish List: Soccer balls, Cleats or gym shoes, Uniform/practice shorts, Uniform/practice shirt, Ball pumps, New socks.
Engel and Miller Recognized: Freshman goalkeeper Amanda Engel earned multiple honors for her performance last week. She was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week, gomarquette.com's Student-Athlete of the Week and College Sports Madness' BIG EAST Player of the Week. Miller was named to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll.
Stay CLASS-y: Senior Ally Miller has been named a 2012 Senior CLASS Award candidate. The midfielder is currently one of 30 candidates among Division I NCAA women's soccer player. The Senior CLASS Award is presented each year to the outstanding senior NCAA Division I student-athlete of the year across 10 different sports. Miller has started all but three games in her career and has helped Marquette to three-straight BIG EAST American Division Championships. In 2011 Miller was an All-BIG EAST third team selection and an NSCAA All-Northeast Region third team honoree. Miller is an advertising and marketing major with a 3.862 grade point average.
No Scoring Here: After recording two shutouts last weekend, Marquette now has eight shutouts in the 2012 season, which ties Georgetown to lead the league. The Golden Eagles are 7-0-1 when producing a shutout. The lone tie came in a 0-0 double overtime draw against Central Michigan early this season. Friday against Louisville was the fourth consecutive shutout and MU has not allowed a goal since Sept. 13 at Pittsburgh.
D-D-D Defense: Marquette is allowing less than one (0.91) goal per game in 2012, which is tied for fifth amongst fellow conference teams. Opponents have taken just 80 shots this season with only 36 on goal. In 11 contests, the Golden Eagles have allowed just 10 goals scored against them, which ranks seventh in the BIG EAST.
Hot Shooting: The Golden Eagles have dominated possession of the ball in recent outings. For the season, MU has taken 207 shots and is averaging 18.8 shots per game. On Friday, MU took 25 shots against Louisville Junior Maegan Kelly has taken a team-high 33 shots, while Taylor Madigan has taken 28. Madigan and junior Kate Reigle lead Marquette with four goals on 28 and 13 shots, respectively.
Helping Handouts: The Golden Eagles are among the best in the BIG EAST in giving out assists. In 11 matches this season, MU has totaled 29 assists and averages 2.63 per contest to lead the league. Multiple Golden Eagles rank in the top-10 individually: Junior Maegan Kelly has six total assists and is tied for fourth in the conference with 0.60 per outing. She ranks 12th in the NCAA. Junior Kate Reigle has handed out four assists this year and is tied for seventh in the conference .
Up Next: MU will hit the road again and travel to Providence Friday, Oct. 6 at 2:00 p.m. CT before heading to Connecticut on Sunday, Oct. 7 for a noon CT kick-off.