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#15 Wisconsin Sends Marquette Women’s Soccer Home With An Overtime Loss

It’s now three straight goal-free losses to start the season for the Golden Eagles.

Kylie Sprecher
Kylie Sprecher had MU’s lone shot in the overtime loss.
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There are two distinct ways to look at Marquette women’s soccer’s 1-0 overtime loss to #15 Wisconsin on Thursday night in Madison.

  1. The Golden Eagles pushed the #15 team in the country to a regulation scoreless draw by only allowing five of their 17 shots in regulation to end up as shots on goal that Maddy Henry needed to save.
  2. The Golden Eagles got outshot 18-1 in a 92 minute soccer game and did not actually register a shot in regulation while suffering their third straight loss to start the season and third straight match without a goal to start the season.

They’re both valid ways to look at the match and try to figure out what you want to take away from the 1-0 result. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. The fact of the matter is that head coach Markus Roeders was looking at the bright side of things after the match.

You can see the very end of Lauren Rice’s overtime game winner towards the end of that video package, and by very end, I mean the part where it got just enough air under it from the top of the box to sail over Henry’s outstretched hand.

Marquette’s lone shot in the match came from Kylie Sprecher, and if you’re going to get one shot in the match, Sprecher’s was probably the best way to get it. In overtime, as the first shot of the extra session, and on frame. Other than “it goes in the net,” that’s a pretty good only shot of the game, relative to everything else going on.

Up Next: Marquette’s home opener is what’s next. The Golden Eagles will host Michigan on Sunday with first kick set for 2:30pm Central time at Valley Fields, or following the men’s match against UC Davis, which is set for noon. The Golden Eagles will be looking to snap their three match losing streak to start the season after going winless in their first six a year ago. The Wolverines are 2-0 on the season and will host Florida Gulf Coast in Ann Arbor on Friday before making their way to Milwaukee for Sunday’s match.