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Marquette Women's Soccer Steals A Point From Georgetown

I mean just flat out THEFT.

Liz Bartels deftly netted the equalizer while Marquette was playing with 10 women on Sunday.
Liz Bartels deftly netted the equalizer while Marquette was playing with 10 women on Sunday.

Signs that you're not going to win a soccer game:

  1. You give up the first goal of the game right before halftime.
  2. You have a player red carded in the 57th minute.
  3. You give up the second goal of the game 10 minutes after you start playing with only 10 players on the field.

That's what happened to Marquette women's soccer on Sunday afternoon against Georgetown.  Lo and behold, as if prophecied by the immortals, MU did not win this match.

They also did not lose it, either.

Marquette figured out a way to earn a 2-2 draw against the Hoyas after trailing 2-0 with 23 minutes remaining in regulation and after Cali Pyzdrowski was ejected on a straight red in the 57th minute.  The draw gives Marquette their seventh point in league play this season, which has them in 5th place with three matches to play.  Georgetown moves into a tie with St. John's for second place at 13 points after the Red Storm drew with first place DePaul on Sunday.

Ashley Handwork and Liz Bartels did the scoring for Marquette less than a minute and forty seconds apart in the second half.  Handwork got Marquette on the board in the 72nd minute after she was able to flip a ball past GU keeper Emma Newins and then scrambled to poke the ball into the net before Newins could recover and save her clean sheet.  In the 73rd minute, Bartels got Marquette level with Georgetown with a bit of a break.  Her first shot was blocked by a Hoya defender, but it came ricocheting back to her.  Given a second chance, Bartels lofted her newfound opportunity over the defense and into the net.

Amanda Engel made four saves in the match to keep Marquette in the game, but she was never challenged in overtime.  In fact, MU had the shot advantage in the extra time even though they were down a woman, getting three shots off in the second bonus session.  Georgetown was only able to muster a header by Taylor Pak in the 95th minute after regulation had ended.

Up Next: Marquette returns to the Valley for Senior Night on Thursday.  They'll be facing Villanova (1-14-0, 0-6-0 Big East) in the final regular season home match for Engel, Ann Marie Lynch, and Jacie Jermier.  The Golden Eagles will be without the services of Pyzdrowski for that match as she sits out the NCAA mandated one game suspension for the red card.