No. 9/13 Marquette to Host Providence and Connecticut
Oct. 6, 2011
MILWAUKEE– The No. 9/13 Marquette University women’s soccer team returns to the friendly confines of Valley Fields this weekend to host Providence and Connecticut in a pair of key American Division contests. The Golden Eagles will host the Friars on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and will take on the Huskies on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.
A live audio stream courtesy of WMUR will be available for both games.
The Golden Eagles will be thinking pink and are encouraging fans to do the same when it plays Providence Friday for Kick for a Cure Night at Valley Fields.
Marquette's Kick for a Cure game coincides with the month of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All fans wearing pink will receive 2-for-1 admission. The first 200 children (ages 12-and-under) will receive a free pink glow stick. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes include a pink soccer ball signed by head women’s soccer coach Markus Roeders, and basketballs signed by head men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams and head women’s basketball coach Terri Mitchell. All proceeds raised from Marquette’s Kick for a Cure game will go towards the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program.
The Golden Eagles (12-2-0, 5-1-0 BIG EAST) climbed one spot in the NSCAA Continental Tire Poll and held steady in the Soccer America Top 25 polls to rank 9 and 13, respectively, after capturing road wins over Louisville (1-0) and Cincinnati (4-0) last week. Marquette had five different Golden Eagles account for its five goals in the wins, including Emily Jacobson and Vanessa Legault-Cordisco who each registered their first goals of the season.
Providence (4-6-4, 2-4-0 BIG EAST) enters the match against MU having dropped four of its last five games, including set backs against Notre Dame and DePaul last week. Senior Laura DiClemente has a team-best six goals and three assists, while goalkeeper Caitlin Walker has posted a 0.95 goals against average through 14 games.
Providence travels to Valley Fields looking for its first road victory of the season, the Friars are 0-4-4 away from Glay Field.
The Golden Eagles are 4-0-2 all-time against the Friars and have won the last two matches. Marquette pulled out a 2-1 double overtime victory last season at Providence.
The Huskies’ (5-5-2, 2-2-2) matchup with MU will mark their fourth consecutive road game. Connecticut suffered a 3-0 defeat at Notre Dame before bouncing back to beat DePaul in its last weekend of play. Danielle Schulmann leads the Huskies with seven goals this season and forward Jessica Shufeit has collected a team-best three assists. Senior Jessica Dulski has posted three shutouts and owns a 1.20 goals against average.
Marquette is 4-2-0 all-time against Connecticut, including a 3-0-0 mark at Valley Fields.
Connecticut will travel to USF on Oct. 7 before playing Marquette.
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