It may come as a surprise to you, our loyal readers, that I write these recaps of the road matches based on the available online box scores and GameTrackers. I know, I know, it's a shock to the system to find out that the AE Bureau of Nonsensical Investigations ate into the site budget and we had to sell the charter jet and eliminate expense accounts. So I turn to the box score of today's women's soccer match between Marquette and Connecticut and this is what I see for UConn's lone goal in a 1-1 draw:
[62:01] UCONN SKOGERBOE, Jennifer PENALTY KICK GOAL, goal number 4 for season.
Well, okay, I suppose it's hard to explain a foul in a box score. So, let's turn to GoMarquette.com for a possible better explanation. I don't like reading these recaps because I don't want to accidentally steal any phrasing, but when I need clarification, it's all I've got.
MU led 1-0 until the 62nd minute when Jennifer Skogerboe scored on a penalty kick for the Huskies, which tied the score at 1-1.
Okay, that wasn't useful. What about UConnHuskies.com? It's their goal, on their field. They have to be more informative, right?
UConn junior Jennifer Skogerboe gave the Huskies a 1-1 tie against No. 20 Marquette at Morrone Stadium on Sunday afternoon when she successfully put the ball in the back of the net on her 62:01 penalty kick.
Well, shit. We've put a call out to WMUR's David Tukesbrey, who was on the call in Storrs, so we'll update you if we get more information.
UPDATE: He came through for us!
@anonymouseagle Sure. Ally Miller took down her defender on a challenge just inside the 18 It was close, just inside the 18 on left wing.— David Tukesbrey(@DavidTukesbrey) October 8, 2012
Here's what we do know: Marquette's Mary Luba got her third goal of the year off a Maegan Kelly cross to give MU the lead in the 38th minute. Even though the match ended in a tie, by my math, Marquette clinched a spot in the Big East tournament. Marquette currently sits in first place with 19 points. The top four teams in each division make the tournament, along with two "at-large" teams. The current fourth place team in the American Division is Connecticut, which has 10 points, with only two matches remaining. Two matches = a possible six points = the Huskies can't finish better than 16, putting MU cleanly in the tournament. So that's some good news.
Up Next: Marquette returns home for the remaining three matches of their Big East schedule, starting on Friday night against St. John's.