Marquette Heads to Indy to Face Butler on Sunday

Freshman Jamie Kutey put pressure on Villanova's defense on Thursday with her speed on the outside.

2015 Marquette Women's Soccer - Match 18
Marquette (7-6-4, 4-2-1 BIG EAST) at Butler (12-5-1, 5-2-0 BIG EAST)
Date Sunday, Oct. 25 | 12 p.m. CT
Location Butler Bowl | Indianapolis
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Oct. 23, 2015

The Last Meeting
Marquette1
Butler2
October 31, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind.
Marquette Drops Season Finale at Butler, 2-1
The Marquette University women's soccer team (9-8-2, 5-3-1) fell 2-1 to the Butler Bulldogs (9-8-2, 3-4-2) in Indianapolis Friday afternoon, finishing up the 2014 regular season and claiming the No.4 seed in the upcoming BIG EAST Tournament.

MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s soccer team heads to Indianapolis for a Sunday, Oct. 25 matchup against Butler at noon Central time with BIG EAST Conference Championship seeding implications on the line.

The match at the Butler Bowl will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network with Mark Minner (play-by-play) and Mollie Kuramoto (analyst) on the call. Live statistics will also be available, courtesy of ButlerSports.com.

The Golden Eagles (7-6-4, 4-2-1 BIG EAST) currently sit fifth in the league standings with 13 points, just two points behind the fourth-place Bulldogs (12-5-1, 5-2-0 BIG EAST), and would leap BU with a victory on Sunday.

MU is 1-1-1 all-time against Butler with the lone loss coming on Halloween last season in Indianapolis as the Bulldogs claimed a 2-1 victory in the regular season finale. Marquette was unable to overcome a 2-0 deficit despite a 10-5 edge in shots as Butler keeper Mackenzie Hopkins made four saves in net.

Following Sunday’s contest, Marquette will head to DePaul on Friday, Oct. 30 for its regular season finale against the Blue Demons at Wish Field.

MARQUETTE’S LAST TIME OUT:

  • The Golden Eagles used two goals from forward Darian Powell to lock up a BIG EAST tournament quarterfinal berth with a 2-0 victory over Villanova on Thursday evening. Marquette outshot the Wildcats 12-1 and honored team captains Jacie Jermier, Ann Marie Lynch and Amanda Engel with a pre-match ‘Senior Night’ ceremony at Valley Fields. Powell first struck in the fifth minute, putting her shot off the crossbar and eventually off the back of the VU keeper after receiving a pass from Liz Bartels. Her final tally of the evening came in the 83rd minute as she took a low driving cross from Caroline Fink along the goal line and put it off the right post and into the net. It is the second time this year that a Golden Eagle has had a multi-goal effort (Morgan Proffitt vs. Creighton).

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS:

  • Butler has won three consecutive matches, including a 2-1 double overtime victory on Thursday evening at Creighton. Freshman forward Halle Stelbasky leads all Butler scorers with eight goals on the season, along with two assists, while senior Sophia Maccagnone has posted seven goals and four helpers. Maccagnone was the overtime hero on Thursday as her second goal of the evening in the 107th minute propelled BU to victory over the Bluejays. The Bulldogs, who are allowing opponents to get off just 7.5 shots per contest, have suffered their only two BIG EAST losses to ranked St. John’s and DePaul sides in early October.

GOLDEN EAGLES QUALIFY FOR BIG EAST QUARTERFINALS

  • Following the results of Thursday evening, the Golden Eagles qualified for the 2015 BIG EAST Championship, marking the 11th time in as many seasons in the league that they have reached at least the conference quarterfinals. Marquette captured a pair of BIG EAST tournament titles in 2012 and 2013 and reached the conference finals in 2009. MU has also advanced to the league semifinals on eight occasions.

BARTELS EARNS BACK-TO-BACK BIG EAST WEEKLY HONORS

  • Junior Liz Bartels was honored by the BIG EAST Conference on Monday, Oct. 19 after scoring the tying goal at Georgetown, which helped MU earn a 2-2 draw on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C. The Omaha, Nebraska native’s goal came in the 73rd minute on a shot she lofted over a GU defender at the goal line after her initial attempt was blocked. It is the third time in her career that she has scored in consecutive matches and the first time this season. She is currently tied with Jacie Jermier for the team lead with nine points on the year.

GOLDEN EAGLES CONTINUE TO GET IT DONE IN THE CLASSROOM

  • For the 18th time in the 19-year tenure of MU head coach Markus Roeders, the Golden Eagles were announced as recipients of the NSCAA College Team Academic Award after posting a cumulative grade-point average of 3.29 for the 2014-15 academic year. The MU women and men each earned the award, marking the seventh year in a row that both squads have been recognized for their academic accomplishments.

JERMIER A SENIOR CLASS AWARD CANDIDATE

  • Marquette redshirt senior Jacie Jermier has been named one of 30 women’s soccer candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award and the lone women’s representative from the BIG EAST Conference. The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
  • Jermier was a 2014 All-BIG EAST Second Team selection and is a team co-captain in 2015. The McFarland, Wisconsin native holds a 3.5 cumulative grade point average as a biomedical sciences major with a minor in biological sciences and is a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection. She is also a member of the national student-athlete honor society, Chi Alpha Sigma, and is scheduled to graduate this December.

JERMIER’S OFFENSIVE CONTRIBUTIONS VITAL FOR MU

  • Jacie Jermier, who has started in MU’s defensive unit over the past few weeks, earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors for a career-best five-point day in MU’s BIG EAST lid-lifter against Creighton. She tallied one goal and three helpers on the afternoon, marking the highest single-match point total for an MU player since Mary Luba had six in the Golden Eagles 7-2 victory over Creighton on Sept. 25, 2014.
  • Jermier started the first three games of the year on defense until MU head coach Markus Roeders inserted junior defender Erin Holland into the lineup against Portland to allow Jermier to move up into the midfield. Jermier responded in the 66th minute on a blast from 22 yards out over the UP keeper’s head and her presence added a different dynamic offensively for MU. The McFarland, Wisconsin native remained in the midfield with Holland starting on MU’s back line against Boston University, during which MU posted a 3-0 shutout victory. Jermier also posted an assist on Sept. 13 against South Dakota State and was named the Marquette Invitational’s Offensive MVP.

MARQUETTE GOAL SCORERS VARIED IN 2015

  • The Golden Eagles have seen a number of players contribute offensively this season and the distribution among their goal scorers is a testament to that fact. Ten different MU players have tallied goals this season, led by five from Darian Powell, who had a pair in MU’s 2-0 win over Villanova on Oct. 22. The Golden Eagles also have four players who have scored three apiece in Liz Bartels, Ashley Handwork, Morgan Proffitt and Molly Pfeiffer, while Jacie Jermier, Erin Holland and Caroline Fink have each posted a pair. Freshman Allison Jacobson scored for the Golden Eagles in their first weekend at Michigan and Jamie Kutey scored her first NCAA goal on Friday, Sept. 11 against Northern Arizona. Junior Cali Pyzdrowski also scored her first career goal in an overtime win over Xavier on Oct. 8.

GOLDEN EAGLES ARE MOST SUCCESSFUL CURRENT BIG EAST TEAM SINCE 2005

  • Since entering the BIG EAST Conference in 2005, Marquette has proven to be among the conference’s elite women’s soccer programs. The Golden Eagles have accumulated an overall record of 157-56-29 since that time and a mark of 83-19-10 in league action, which includes five regular season conference titles and a pair of tournament championships in 2012 and 2013. MU, which has missed the NCAA tournament only twice since its addition to the league, went a remarkable 39-1-1 in BIG EAST play in the four seasons from 2010-13.


 

 

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