No. 12/19 MU Ready for No. 13/16 Penn State in the Second Round of the NCAA Championship
Nov. 17, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 12/19 Marquette University women's soccer team will look to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season when it takes on No. 4 seed (No. 13/16) Penn State in the Second Round of the NCAA Championship on Friday, Nov. 18 at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT.
A live video stream of the game will be available free of charge on www.GoMarquette.com courtesy of wakeforestsports.com.
The winner of the Marquette versus Penn State game will face the winner of the Boston University at No. 1 seed Wake Forest game in the third round on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT at Spry Stadium.
The Golden Eagles (18-3-0) earned their berth the second round by virtue of a 1-0 overtime win against Toledo on Nov. 12. Sophomore Taylor Madigan scored MU's golden goal in the 97th minute. Madigan is second on MU's points list with 17 (8g, 1a) and is one of 14 different Golden Eagles to have scored a goal this season. Her six game winners are tied for the team lead.
Marquette's signature stingy defensive unit continues to be on display as it has managed 13 shutouts and has only allowed 13 goals this season.
Marquette is 1-2-2 in NCAA Championship Second Round games. Marquette met Big Ten foe Wisconsin in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Championship. The two teams played to a 2-2 draw after 110 minutes of action, before Marquette advanced on penalty kicks, 5-4.
Marquette is 2-0 this season against teams from the Big Ten, 22-15-7 all-time. Friday's match will mark the first time the Golden Eagles and Nittany Lions will play meet in program history.
The Big Ten regular season champion Nittany Lions (20-4-0) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship with a 1-0 victory over Army. Christine Narin scored Penn State's lone goal in the 87th minute.
Sophomore Maya Hayes, the Big Ten Forward of the Year, leads PSU with 62 points on a NCAA-best 27 goals and eight assists, while classmate Taylor Schram owns 12 goals and a team-high 12 assists.
In goal, Erin McNulty owns a 0.83 goals against average.
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