Marquette Heads to Butler Tuesday for BIG EAST Quarters

Freshman Jamie Kutey made her way back into the starting lineup on Friday at DePaul.

2015 Marquette Women's Soccer - Match 20
Marquette (8-7-4, 5-3-1 BIG EAST) at Butler (13-6-1, 6-3-0 BIG EAST)
Date Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 6 p.m. CT
Location Butler Bowl | Indianapolis
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Nov. 1, 2015

The Last Meeting
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October 25, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind.
Marquette Keeps Pace in BIG EAST with 1-0 Win at Butler
Darian Powell's third goal in the last two matches was enough to push the Marquette University women's soccer team past Butler in the BIG EAST Conference standings with a 1-0 victory over the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis.

MILWAUKEE – For the 11th time in as many seasons in the league, the Marquette University women’s soccer team will compete in the BIG EAST Conference Championship quarterfinals on Tuesday, Nov. 3 against Butler at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis.

The match, which is slated for a 6 p.m. Central time kickoff, will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network, through FOX Sports Go, with Greg Rakestraw (play-by-play) and Mollie Kuramoto (analyst) on the call.

The Golden Eagles (8-7-4) concluded their BIG EAST regular season schedule with 16 points in the league standings following a 2-1 overtime loss at DePaul on Friday afternoon in which Darian Powell scored her team-best seventh goal of the season to force the extra session. MU finished conference play with an identical record to last year with 5-3-1 ledger against fellow BIG EAST foes to earn the league’s No. 5 seed, while Butler earned the fourth seed with 18 points (6-3-0).

In the previous matchup with the Bulldogs on Sunday, Oct. 25 in Indianapolis, Powell posted the match-winning header in the 32nd minute off a Jacie Jermier corner kick. Molly Pfeiffer and Erin Holland each notched assists on the scoring play as the ball never hit the ground until finding the back of the net off the set piece. That victory was the 50th of goalkeeper Amanda Engel’s collegiate career and was also the 290th for Markus Roeders as Marquette head coach.

Should the Golden Eagles defeat Butler on Tuesday evening, they would advance to face top-seeded St. John’s in the BIG EAST semifinals on Friday, Nov. 6 in Omaha, Nebraska at 4:30 p.m. CT.

MARQUETTE’S LAST TIME OUT:

  • The Golden Eagles concluded the regular season on Friday afternoon in Chicago with a 2-1 overtime loss at DePaul. Darian Powell scored her fourth goal in the last three matches to tie the contest in the 67th minute, but the Blue Demons emerged with the victory a little over five minutes into overtime. DePaul posted both shots in extra time and held a 10-6 shot advantage for the match.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS:

  • Butler scored a pair of unanswered goals to defeat Xavier 2-1 on Friday evening in Indianapolis and earn the No. 4 seed and the accompanying quarterfinal home match. After falling behind the Musketeers in the 17th minute, Halle Stelbasky notched the equalizer in the 35th minute before Jamison Midgley’s first career goal in the 74th minute gave the Bulldogs the victory. Stelbasky, a freshman, leads Butler with nine goals and 21 points on the season, while Sophia Maccagnone has scored seven times and holds 18 points.

GOLDEN EAGLES’ BIG EAST TOURNAMENT HISTORY ONE OF SUCCESS

  • Marquette has been a mainstay of the BIG EAST Conference Tournament since entering the league in 2005 and has accrued an overall record of 12-7-1 in its previous 10 appearances in the league championship. This year marks the 11th time in as many seasons in the league that the Golden Eagles 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 and fell in penalty kicks to DePaul in last season’s semifinal match at St. John’s.

POWELL SPARKS THE MU OFFENSE

  • Forward Darian Powell led Marquette in 2014 with seven goals in her first season of action after sitting out her first two years on campus with injuries and tops MU again in 2015. The La Porte City, Iowa native more than doubled her goal output this season over this past three matches with all four of MU’s tallies against Villanova, Butler and DePaul. Powell also scored in three-straight matches last season (Oct. 16-25) and she currently leads MU with seven goals and 15 points.

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.

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. Eleven different MU players have tallied goals this season, led by seven 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.

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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 158-57-29 since that time and a mark of 84-20-10 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.

JERMIER’S ALL-AROUND 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.

PROFFITT AND POWELL EARN BIG EAST WEEKLY AWARDS

  • Morgan Proffitt earned her second BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week award, while Darian Powell was named the league’s top weekly offensive performer following MU’s shutout wins over VU and BU. Proffitt helped MU hold its opponents without a single shot on goal in 180 minutes of action as the Golden Eagles held a 12-1 edge in total shots against Villanova and posted a 7-5 advantage at Butler. Powell scored all three of MU’s goals to help Marquette to six points in the league standings.

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.

MU PEGGED FOURTH; BARTELS AND PROFFITT ON ALL-BIG EAST PRESEASON SQUAD

  • Marquette was tabbed fourth in the BIG EAST Conference Preseason Poll, while juniors Liz Bartels and Morgan Proffitt each were named to the conference’s preseason team. The Golden Eagles, who were one of three BIG EAST programs receiving votes in the NSCAA Preseason Poll, garnered 60 points in the coaches balloting, which is 10 points behind third-place Georgetown and 13 points ahead of Providence. Junior midfielder Liz Bartels and defender Morgan Proffitt were each also named to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team.

MU HAS USED THREE STARTING KEEPERS SINCE ENTERING BIG EAST IN ‘05

  • The Golden Eagles have had remarkable consistency in net since joining the BIG EAST Conference for the 2005 campaign with just three primary starting goalkeepers over that time. Laura Boyer (2005-07), Natalie Kulla (2008-11) and Amanda Engel (2012-15) have all been MU’s primary keeper of record during each season of their respective MU careers and rank among its all-time statistical leaders. Engel enters her fourth season as a starter in 2015 and is a two-time All-BIG EAST selection (2012-13).

GOLDEN EAGLES WELCOME 10 NEWCOMERS IN 2015

  • Marquette’s roster features 10 new faces this season with nine incoming freshmen and one sophomore transfer. The 10 student-athletes hail from five different states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Michigan with one Marquette women’s soccer legacy in Allison Jacobson, the younger sister of the recently-graduated Emily and Cara Jacobson.
  • Four of the freshman were regionally ranked by the NSCAA, while midfielder Leah Celarek was ranked as the No. 126 player nationally in the incoming class. High-scoring forward Jamie Kutey was ranked 10th in the Heartland Region and was a TopDrawerSoccer.com Second Team Spring All-American as a senior in 2015. After winning four state titles while playing the maximum 20 matches in the Kansas state tournament, Kutey scored in 19 of those contests and had 13 game-winners, including the winning tallies in her final two state title games.

NEW WORLD CLASS INDOOR FACILITY TO HOUSE MU SOCCER

  • A new indoor athletic performance center, which will combine indoor playing fields for Marquette’s soccer and lacrosse programs, an indoor track, and a world-class athletic performance research facility was announced on Jan. 29 by MU President Dr. Michael R. Lovell. The facility will be located on the 800 block of Michigan Street and is expected to house offices and locker rooms for MU soccer. Through a strategic partnership with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, cutting-edge faculty and student research in sports performance, medicine, nutrition and rehabilitation will enhance the performance of Marquette student-athletes and professional athletes worldwide. 

JERMIER, PROFFITT AND A. HANDWORK WIN 2015 WPSL TITLE

  • Jacie Jermier, Morgan Proffitt and Ashley Handwork and the Chicago Red Stars Reserves captured the 2015 Women's Premier Soccer League National Championship with a 2-1 victory over SoCal FC on July 26 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Handwork, who also scored in the semifinal, headed in the eventual game winner in the 52nd minute on a corner kick from former MU teammate Mary Luba, who scored the first goal of the day in the 18th minute. The championship is the first WSPL crown for Chicago, which had advanced to the title game previously in 2011 and 2012.

 

 

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