Box Score Sept. 17, 2017
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MILWAUKEE - The No. 19 Marquette University women's soccer team scored the first goal that Milwaukee has allowed all season, but the Golden Eagles fell to the Panthers, 2-1, on Sunday evening across town at Engelmann Stadium.
Jamie Kutey's 86th minute goal wasn't enough for the Golden Eagles (7-2-1), who fell behind 2-0 in the 77th minute despite a more spirited second half effort that resulted in five corner kicks.
Milwaukee (9-0-1) remains undefeated, though goalkeeper Mallory Geurts allowed her first goal since last season, a span of 917:25 that ranks as the ninth-best mark in NCAA Division I history.
Aubrey Krahn scored both goals for the Panthers, who resume Horizon League action on Saturday at UIC.
Krahn's first goal came on Milwaukee's fourth corner kick of the night as the ball was served in from the right side by Jen Eberhardy. The corner was headed towards the net by Cassidy Blanchard before it was redirected by Krahn.
The 1-0 lead for the Panthers marked the first time MU trailed since the season-opening 4-0 loss to No. 2 Stanford on Aug. 18.
Kutey's goal is the first since her freshman campaign in 2015 and came on a ball pushed up the left flank by Eli Beard. Kutey worked past a UWM defender and beat Geurts on the short side.
MU's best chances of the opening half came on an Beard free kick in the 15th minute from the top of the 18-yard box and a Madison Dunker header that missed at the far post off a Beard corner kick. Beard's free kick in the 15th minute sailed just wide of the upper 90 on the right side.
The all-time series against the Panthers is now tied 9-9-8 and the win by Milwaukee is its first since 2014, a 5-4 decision at Valley Fields.
MU sophomore keeper Maddy Henry, who had a career-best 15 saves in Thursday's scoreless draw with Illinois State, made seven saves in the loss.
Marquette opens BIG EAST Conference action at Butler on Sunday, Sept. 24 in a noon Central time contest that will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network though FOX Sports Go.
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