MU tops Notre Dame 1-0

A foul on senior Rachel Sloan opened the door for Marquette to score the winning goal. - Maggie Casey, MarquetteImages.com

Marquette women's soccer advances to the Big East Tournament championship to be held Sunday.

The Golden Eagles needed just a single goal to beat the Irish for a trip to the Big East tournament championship, but despite dominating possession of the ball in the first half, that goal eluded them. Marquette held a 9-2 shooting in the first half: their best scoring opportunities came in a flurry of shots after a pair of Marquette corner kicks in the 30th and 31st minutes, but Notre Dame keeper Elyse Hight rose to the occasion and made each stop.

Momentum shifted to the Irish in the second half, but despite possession and shots advantage, they were unable to get off any quality shots on goal. With just under 20 to play, the Golden Eagles finally broke the scoreless tie after Rachael Sloan was fouled just outside the penalty area. Maegan Kelly restarted play: her shot found Ally Miller's head which promptly scored the winning goal.

Keeper Amanda Engel only needed to make two saves to tally Marquette's 14th shutout of the season. The Golden Eagles will next face the top seed out of the National division, Georgetown, who scored a late goal against South Florida to force overtime and then took the semi-final match on penalty kicks.

Below are highlights from CBSSports via BigEast.TV.


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