When Taylor Madigan found Ashley Handwork coming up the left wing for the freshman forward's first collegiate goal just 45 seconds into the match, it seemed as if the last 15 minutes of the Portland State match had ignited the Marquette offense after 165 minutes of being unable to find the back of the net to start the season.
Unfortunately, that was the only scoring the Golden Eagles would manage on the day. UCLA freshman Darian Jenkins continued her stellar start to her career with her third goal of the season in the fifth minute and a 61st minute goal from Sam Mewins provided the victory for the Bruins.
Even with UCLA equalizing fairly early, Marquette still had a shot advantage in the first half, 8-4. That drastically turned around in the second half, as the Bruins blasted away, tallying 15 shots to just five for Marquette. Keeper Amanda Engel needed to make just one save on those 16 shots to keep the Golden Eagles in business, but Katelyn Rowland made four saves, including three in the second half to keep Marquette stuck on the lone goal.
Up Next: Marquette will stay in South Bend, IN, for their second game as part of the Notre Dame/adidas Invitational. They'll play Oakland on Sunday morning at 10 am Central. The Golden Grizzlies got shut out by #7 Notre Dame yesterday with a final score of 4-0.