It took some extra time, but the Golden Eagles walked away from Brooks Stadium with the first win in program history!
66 seconds into the sudden victory section of overtime, Coastal Carolina tri-captain Lily Yednock was issued a yellow card, giving Marquette a player advantage for two minutes. The Golden Eagles had already converted two of their three advantages for goals, so this was an excellent chance for them to pull out the win after giving up a 7-3 halftime lead. It took just 33 seconds of man advantage time for Hayley Baas to find the back of the net for her second goal of the game and the first game winning goal in Marquette history.
Charlotte O'Leary had scored the last two goals of regulation to pull the Chanticleers even at 10 and Yednock had given the Chants a one goal advantage with 4:41 left in the first six minute session of overtime. Kenzie Brown answered the bell - literally - for Marquette with her fifth goal of the game right as the first three minutes of overtime ended and the teams switched ends.
Marquette scored the first four goals of the game with Brown contributing on three of them. She scored one in between assisting on goals by South Carolina native Anna Muzika and eventual hero Baas. Brown had a game high seven points on five goals and two assists. O'Leary led the CCU attack with three points on her two late goals and an assist.
Here's a post game video with head coach Meredith Black and Kenzie Brown:
Up Next: Marquette looks to start a winning streak as they come back to Milwaukee for their first ever home game. They play Duquesne on Saturday at Valley Fields at noon.