No. 22/15 Marquette To 'Kick-For-A-Cure' On Friday
Oct. 11, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The No. 22/15 Marquette women's soccer team returns home to Valley Fields where it will play the final three games of the regular season. The Golden Eagles host St. John's on Friday, Oct. 12 with kick-off slated for 7:00 p.m. CT.
MU has never lost to the Red Storm and own a 7-0 all-time record, dating back to 2005.
Friday is the Golden Eagles' Kick-For-A-Cure Pink Game. Join the Golden Eagles in an effort to promote cancer awareness and raise donations benefit the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program (MBCCAP). There will be pink raffle items, a pink game-worn jersey auction and pink glowstick giveaway to the first 200 youth in attendance.
Last Time Out: MU played to a 1-1 double overtime draw at Connecticut last Sunday. Mary Luba scored the lone goal for the Golden Eagles who outshot UConn, 25-17. MU has not lost a game since a 5-2 setback at Duke on Sept. 9.
Winning Ways: With Friday's victory at Providence, Marquette has now recorded 17 consecutive season with 10 or more victories. Head coach Markus Roeders and Associate head coach Frank Pelaez have never had a losing season while at the helm of Golden Eagles.
Kelly Earns Conference Honors: For the second week in-a-row, junior defender Maegan Kelly has earned weekly honors from the BIG EAST Conference. This week Kelly is Offensive Player of the Week. Last week she earned five points with one goal and three assists in the two road games.
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 Allowed: Marquette has recorded ten shutouts this season,which is tied with Georgetown to lead the league. The shutout percentage of .714 ranks third in the NCAA. The Golden Eagles have allowed just two goals against BIG EAST opponents and MU is 9-0-1 when producing a shutout as the lone tie came in a 0-0, double overtime draw against Central Michigan.
D-D-D Defense: Marquette is allowing less than one goal (0.79) scored per game this season, which is tied with USF for second amongst BIG EAST squads. Opponents are taking just 7.7 shots per game and have scored just 11 goals against the Golden Eagles this season. Goalkeepers Sofie Schunk and Amanda Engel rank third and sixth, respectively in the league in goals against average.
Hot Shooting: The Golden Eagles have dominated possession of the ball in recent outings. For the season, MU has taken 273 shots and is averaging 19.5 shots per game. The Golden Eagles are 9-0-2 this season when out-shooting their opponents. Marquette is converting those shots into 2.71 goals per contest, which ranks second in the BIG EAST and 10th in the NCAA.
Helping Handouts: The Golden Eagles are among the best in the BIG EAST in giving out assists. As a squad, MU is averaging 2.57 per contest, which leads the conference. Individually, junior Maegan Kelly also leads the league and has jumped to 4th in the NCAA with nine total assists. She ranks sixth in the nation with 0.64 assists per game. Classmate Kate Reigle has handed out five assists and is tied for 10th in the conference.
Up Next: Marquette will host Syracuse on Sunday, Oct. 14 at noon CT. The Golden Eagles will play in their final regular season game on Saturday, Oct. 20, hosting USF at 7:00 p.m. CT for Senior Night.