Oct. 3, 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Junior Rachael Sloan and freshman Taylor Madigan each scored goals to help the Marquette University women's soccer team defeat No. 22 Georgetown, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at North Keho Field. The Golden Eagles win their fifth straight game and remain undefeated in BIG EAST play at 5-0-0, 8-3-2 overall, while Georgetown falls to 9-4-0, 3-2-0 BIG EAST.
"This is a great road win for our team against an excellent Georgetown squad. Our staff is extremely happy with the effort and fight our group showed today," said head coach Markus Roeders. "It wasn't easy by any means, but we were opportunistic with our chances and made them count. Georgetown is so dangerous on their set plays and we managed most of those very well. Natalie and our back line were tough, discipline and stayed organized. Our midfield covered a ton of ground and tried to play. Up front, we didn't have as many chances as in other games but it is about finishing and we did so today. Congrats to our birthday lady, Rachael Sloan, who scored the game winner. She has been waiting for that goal for a while."
Both of Marquette's goals came in the first half. Taylor Madigan gave Marquette an early lead with her goal in the 17th minute. Ashley Bares found Madigan near the far post where she was able to pull Jackie Desjardin off her line and put the ball in the back of the net for the score.
Sloan scored what turned out to be the game winner about four minutes later at the 20:41 mark. Rachel Brown dished off the ball to Rosie Malone-Povonly who then fed it to Sloan. Sloan turned on her defender as Desjardin charged toward the ball and poked the ball past the Hoyas' goalkeeper to put MU up, 2-0.
Georgetown pressured looking for an opportunity, but Marquette's backline maintained its composure and was exceptional throughout the game. Goalkeeper Natalie Kulla made six saves for the game while earning her eighth win of the season.
The Hoyas scored their lone goal of the game in the 85th minute when Ingrid Wells found Kaitlin Brenn in a scramble inside the 18-yard box. Brenn collected the ball and knocked it in past Kulla.
For the game, the Hoyas owned a slight edge in the shots column, 10-8, and each team was awarded five corner kicks.
Marquette will close out its five-game BIG EAST road trip at Connecticut Friday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT, and at Providence, Sunday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. ET/Noon CT.