Well, well, well just what the doctor ordered to close out the season as the Marquette Golden Eagles put four past the Seton Hall Pirates on Senior Night. Two of the four goals came from graduating seniors Carrie Madden and Heather Handwork. It could not have been scripted any better. 4-0. Say it. four to zero. It just has such a nice ring to it.
Marquette head coach Markus Roeders rightfully played every senior in this season finale and it paid off. Aforementioned Carrie Madden had one goal and one assist in this game. We knew she was talented, but goals seemed to be eluding Madden for the majority of the season. Nevertheless, it was great to see her score in her last game. She also solidified her spot as the points leader for the Golden Eagles for the third year in a row. Heather Handwork was a pleasant surprise as she capped of her Marquette career nicely with a boomstick of a goal and an assist. The goal was her first of the season.
MU was extremely efficient in front of net scoring on nearly half their shots on target with four goals on 10 shots. They had 16 total in the game. It took them until their final game of the season, and if we’re being honest, until the final half of the season, but they were finally able to score in bunches. These four goals match the four they had scored previously in Big East play.
It was an electric finish for the Golden Eagles as they had only put one past the Pirates through 74 minutes of play. Abby Hess struck in the 75th minute off a Handwork assist to give the Golden Eagles a two to nothin’ advantage. But MU was not done. Back to back goals in the 88th and 89th minute by Handwork and Madden put the cherry on top of the metaphorical cake. It was certainly a very delicious game to watch. I wasn’t sure whether I was enjoying my nachos or the game more.
The seniors honored were Ryley Bugay, Leah Celarek, Allison Jacobson, Jamie Kutey, Carrie Madden, and Heather Handwork. Hats off to them for their dedication and commitment to this program and veteran leadership this year when the going was very tough. Each and every one of them should be proud because they played an integral part of this team’s success these last four years.
It was a sweet ending to an otherwise bitter season for Marquette. But they treated us to a nice 4 goal performance which almost helps me forget the struggles they had this year. So I’m going to leave you with MU’s four goals in hope that you, too, will forget the disappointing year.
A look at Katie Koker's first career goal late in the first half to give MU a 1-0 lead on Seton Hall. pic.twitter.com/kC1WdjHS0v— MARQUETTE Soccer (@MarquetteWSOC) October 26, 2018
A look at the Abby Hess goal off the feed from Heather Handwork. pic.twitter.com/QRcDaRF0pC— MARQUETTE Soccer (@MarquetteWSOC) October 26, 2018
Heather Handwork's late goal in the 88th minute. pic.twitter.com/xg1oKpfRE4— MARQUETTE Soccer (@MarquetteWSOC) October 26, 2018