Saturday Is Senior Night At Valley Fields
Oct. 19, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The No. 18/15 Marquette women's soccer team hosts its final regular season game of the season and welcomes USF to Valley Fields on Saturday evening. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m. CT. Saturday is senior night and we are celebrating seniors Ally Miller, Lisa Philbin, Megan Jaskowiak, Rachel Brown, Rachael Sloan and Sam Vicker.
The Golden Eagles are 12-2-2 overall and put their unbeaten conference record of 8-0-1 to the test against USF. The Bulls are 10-4-2 and 6-1-2 overall. MU has clinched the BIG EAST American Division for the fourth consecutive season and has earned a bye into the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship. Marquette will host a game on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. with the opponent to be determined.
Saturday's matchup is the 17th all-time meeting between the two squads with the Golden Eagles owning a 13-3-1 advantage over the Bulls. MU claimed a 2-0 victory last season in Milwaukee.
Saturday is Hot Chocolate Night for a Cause! Marquette Soccer will provide free hot chocolate. Donations will be accepted the day of the event for the Fragile X Foundation. All Marquette University Faculty and Staff and their families are invited to attend this game for $2! All faculty and staff should purchase tickets to the game in advance on the match at the Al McGuire Center ticket office by Friday, October 19th at 4:00 p.m.
Winning Ways: With the Golden Eagles' 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.
Honorable Miller: Senior Ally Miller was named to the BIG EAST honor roll for the week. Last weekend she anchored a defense that recorded two shutouts and allowed just two total shots on goal.
Vote Miller!: Senior Ally Miller has been named a 2012 Senior CLASS Award finalist. Miller has started all but three games in her career and has helped Marquette to four-straight BIG EAST American Division Championships. Miller is an advertising and marketing major with a 3.862 grade point average. The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 men's candidates and 30 women's candidates announced in September. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through Nov. 19. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner. Visit Ally's page at http://bit.ly/VoteAlly to vote up to once a day!
No Scoring Allowed: Marquette has recorded 12 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 11-0-1 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 (0.69) scored per game this season, which is tied with USF for second amongst BIG EAST squads. Opponents are taking just 7.4 shots per game and have scored just 11 goals against the Golden Eagles this season. Goalkeepers Amanda Engel and Sofie Schunk 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 317 shots and is averaging 19.81 shots per game. The Golden
Helping Handouts: The Golden Eagles are among the best in the BIG EAST in giving out assists. As a squad, MU is averaging 2.62 per contest, which leads the conference. Individually, junior Maegan Kelly also leads the league and has jumped to 4th in the NCAA with 10 total.
Up Next: MU has earned a bye into the BIG EAST Championship quarterfinals. The Golden Eagles will host a game on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. CT.