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Women's Soccer: Marquette 5, UW-Milwaukee 0

Along the way to the big time shutout win, Maegan Kelly set the program record for career assists.

Maegan Kelly (green hairband) is mobbed by teammates after breaking the program's all time assists record.
Maegan Kelly (green hairband) is mobbed by teammates after breaking the program's all time assists record.
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In the 50th minute, Mary Luba and Maegan Kelly played a little give-and-go, which got Luba into some free space at the top of the 18 yard box. Kelly laid in a pass where only Luba could touch it and touch it she did. Luba ripped a shot into the right side of the net, putting Marquette up 2-0 on UWM. The goal gave Kelly her 34th career assist, pushing her alone into first place on the women's soccer all-time assists list, breaking a tie at 33 with Regina Sekyra.

"Maegan is so passionate about the game and being part of Marquette, it is a joy to watch," said head coach Markus Roeders after the game. "Without making the record a focus, she has climbed the assists charts and now stands alone in Marquette history; congrats to her."

Luba's goal gave Marquette a bit of breathing room after the first 45 minutes ended with the Golden Eagles up 1-0. Vanessa Legault-Cordisco headed home a ball that Taylor Madigan played to the far post right at the 24 minute mark for the lone goal of the first half. Marquette did outshoot UWM 9-2 in the first half, but only VLC's goal and a shot by Kelly in the 17th minute were on frame.

Luba's goal also opened the floodgates. Kelly added a goal of her own on her historic night in the 62nd minute off a pass from Madigan, Mady Vicker piled on in the 81st minute with an assist from Liz Bartels after Roeders started to dig into the bench a bit, and Bartels found the net herself in the 90th minute off a helper from Jacie Jermier. The goal and the assist by Bartels are both collegiate career firsts for the freshman from Nebraska.

Amanda Engel played just short of 71 minutes in net for MU, seeing six shots head her way. None of them were on frame, so she left the pitch without making a save. Sofie Schunk made one save while finishing out the match and the shutout for MU.

Up Next: It's time for Big East action! Marquette gets their conference schedule started on Thursday, when they travel to Omaha to face Creighton (7-2-0).