October 28, 2012
GOLDEN EAGLES ADVANCE
Marquette knocks UConn out of Big East
MILWAUKEE – Taylor Madigan dished out two assists, to help top seeded Marquette defeated UConn 4-1 in Sunday’s Big East Quarterfinals.
The Huskies sit at 9-8-2, while the No. 16 Golden Eagles advance to the conference semifinals with a 14-2-2 record. The Big East semifinals and final will be held at Morrone Stadium in Storrs, Conn. on Friday and Sunday.
Marquette, who is now 6-2-1 all-time over UConn, controlled the tempo of the game the entire ninety minutes as they outshot the Huskies 20-6, including 12 shots on goal. Freshman keeper Jess Montrose (2-3-1) recorded an impressive seven saves. The Huskies only attempted one shot on goal and Marquette goalie Amanda Engel improved to 10-0-1 after allowing no goals, while Sofie Schunk allowed one goal.
The contest was a rematch from earlier in October where the two squads tied 1-1.
After a quiet opening 25 minutes, the Golden Eagles took a 2-0 lead on a Connecticut own goal following a Marquette corner in the 27th minute and a goal by Vanessa Legault-Cordisco in the 30th minute. Legault-Cordisco connected on a shot from a Maegan Kelly’s corner kick.
Maintaining a 2-0 advantage, Kelly rebounded a saved shot by Madigan and found the back of the net in the 49th minute. Rachel Sloan pushed the lead to 4-0 in the 64th minute on a cross from Madigan.
UConn senior Danielle Schulmann set the final score at 4-1 scoring in the 84th minute after beating the keeper and shooting from the near post. Senior Hillary Lackman was credited with the first assist of her career. Schulmann, breaking her nine-game scoreless streak, leads the Huskies with 27 points.
The Huskies will find out if they earned a trip to the 2012 NCAA Tournament on November 5 with the NCAA Selection Show beginning at 4:30 p.m.