March 24, 2014
The Marquette University women's soccer team kicked off its 2014 spring season with a 1-0 victory over Notre Dame on March 22 at Valley Fields.
Freshman Lisa Roman notched the lone goal of the match in the 80th minute, propelling the Golden Eagles to a victory over a Notre Dame squad that advanced to the third round of last season's NCAA Tournament. Sofie Schunk, Amanda Engel, Haley Fritzlen, Erin Holland, Morgan Proffitt, Andee Nelson, Jacie Jermier, Ann Marie Lynch, Mady Vicker, Mary Luba, Liz Bartels, Ashley Handwork, Alex Heffron, Meegan Johnston, Anna Jurken, Lisa Roman, Isabela Carrasco and Cali Pyzdrowski all saw action for the blue and gold.
"This was a great match for us against an NCAA Elite 8 team from last year. Considering we have lost some key seniors from last fall and we are building our team for next year and the future, we played at a very high level," said head coach Markus Roeders. "It was fun and if we keep building and improving, this group's potential has no limits."
In a full slate of 90-minute competition, MU outshot the Irish 14-8.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Sunday, March 30, when they travel across town to Engelmann Field for matchups against Milwaukee and Iowa. MU will take on Iowa at 11 a.m. Central time and will conclude the day with a12:45 p.m. CT tilt against Milwaukee.