Freshman Kylie Sprecher has made a big impact on the Marquette coaching staff as shown by her spot in the starting lineup on Friday night. She made a big impact on the scoreboard as well, scoring the lone goal of the match in the 18th minute against Central Michigan as MU won 1-0.
Sprecher’s goal came by way of hustle by herself and two more Golden Eagles. Carrie Madden got free down the left sideline for the cross into the middle, and Darian Powell put a boot on it to push the ball into the middle. From there, Sprecher knocked it down, collected herself behind the ball, and slotted it home.
Marquette held the advantage in play in the first half, outshooting the Chippewas, 8-3. That turned around in the second half as MU defended their lead and CMU pushed for an equalizer. The Chippewas ended up with a 12-4 shot advantage after halftime and a 15-12 margin for the full game. Even with that big disparity after intermission, Marquette was not in all that much danger. Keeper Maddy Henry made just two saves, one in each half, for her second straight shutout. All told, MU’s shutout streak is now up over 291 minutes, as the team has posted three straight shutouts.
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Up Next: Marquette will be back in action on Sunday night for the back half of the Marquette Invitational. They’ll be tangling with Mercer (1-3-0), who took a 5-2 loss to Loyola-Chicago in Milwaukee on Friday afternoon.