There have been four 10-loss seasons in Marquette women’s soccer history.
Two of them have been the last two seasons.
On Sunday afternoon, Butler handed Marquette their 10th loss of 2019. The Bulldogs won 3-0 as they scored three times in the first half, outshot MU 11-3 in the first 45 minutes, and then never really had to worry about anything the rest of the way. The Golden Eagles are now 6-10-1 on the year and 3-4-1 in Big East play.
As of the conclusion of Big East play on Sunday, Marquette was in a tie with Providence with 10 points in league play. That’s a tie for sixth, which is the final spot in the Big East tournament, and thus had the regular season ended on Sunday, Marquette would have been left out by way of their 2-1 loss to the Friars.
You can tell that it wasn’t Marquette’s day in Indianapolis after BU’s first goal. Right at the six minute mark, Macy Miller ripped a shot at the net. Maddy Henry got to it, but not enough to stop it from going in for what would turn into the game winning goal.
After falling into a very early hole, Marquette found themselves unable to counter the Butler attack. The Bulldogs outshot MU 7-2 in between their first and second goal, which was an awful sign for the Golden Eagles in the long term. Katie Soderstrom knocked in an Anja Savich feed in the 35th minute to provide the insurance, and then Alana Wood’s first goal of the season provided the capper to a very ugly first half for the Golden Eagles as well as what amounted to a very ugly day.
Up Next: Season’s on the line on Thursday in Chicago, and the Golden Eagles won’t even have full control of their destiny. Marquette will visit DePaul (7-7-3, 4-3-1 Big East) on Halloween (well, that’s ominous) in need of a win to stay in the Big East tournament picture. I’m not 100% sure of all of the moving pieces at this point, but I believe the Golden Eagles will need help to make sure they don’t stay at #7 in the standings on Friday morning.