Two Big East matches, two losses for Marquette women’s soccer this season.
Alex Campana leveled the match at a goal a piece in the 80th minute on Thursday night at Valley Fields, but MU keeper Maddy Henry got caught having to cover for her defender in the second overtime period, allowing Providence to home with the 2-1 extra time victory. The Golden Eagles are now just 3-8-0 on the year with four losses coming in extra time, and 0-2-0 in Big East play.
It looked like the Golden Eagles were going to be able to escape an evenly played first half with a scoreless tie at the break, but PC broke the ice on the match with a goal from Kelsie Cummings with 56 seconds left in the front end.
With a goal in their back pocket, the Friars were content to lay back to preserve their three points. Marquette outshot Providence 5-1 over the first 35 minutes of the second half as the Golden Eagles looked to battle their way back into the match.
Then, Alex Campana:
The freshman from Massachusetts scored her first career goal thanks to a boot from Emily Hess and just enough of a push onwards from Alyssa Bombacino’s head. That was enough to prolong the match to extra time where, unfortunately, Marquette would get outshot 4-1, including this game winning goal from Elayna Grillakis:
You can see the pain immediately rip through Maddie Monticello as she realized that her attempt at deflecting the cross turned into a shot on goal and Henry was going to have no chance to stop Grillakis’ tap-in. That’s just awful to see.
Up Next: Monticello and the Golden Eagles will have to shake that off quickly. They’ll be back in action on Sunday afternoon when they welcome Creighton to the Valley. The Bluejays fell to 1-1-0 in Big East action with a 3-1 loss to Xavier on Thursday night.