Waaaaaaaaay back on Thursday night, Marquette women’s soccer suffered their fourth loss in their last five matches when #20 Georgetown shut them out, 2-0. With the loss, Marquette is now 8-8-0 overall this season and just 4-5-0 in Big East action. That leaves them with 12 points, and that currently, after Sunday’s action in the league, has the Golden Eagles sitting in seventh place.
Georgetown scored on their third shot of the match, and yes, that shot counter is going to be incredibly relevant in a minute. A dispossession at midfield led to a play down the left sideline, and for a split second it looked like Georgetown was going to fumble this counterattack, but Julia Leas recovered and beat MU keeper Mikki Easter with a shot from the right side of the cage.
The shot counter becomes important here. Marquette hadn’t attempted a shot yet in this match when the Hoyas went up 1-0 in the 31st minute. They would manage just two shots in the final 14 minutes of the half and went into the break trailing by a goal.
The second half went much the way the first did, as the Golden Eagles did not manage a shot before the Hoyas put a goal in the net. This one came from Devon Lis sin the 72nd minute, and it came on GU’s eighth shot of the match.
Yes, you read that right. Their eighth shot came 72 minutes in. The shot by Lis put them up 2-0, and Marquette had attempted just two shots in the entire match to that point. Georgetown just suffocated the life out of the match, and that was that. MU would get a third shot in the 89th minute, and that was it for real chances at a goal in this one.
Up Next: Marquette has one match left to play. It’ll be a home date with DePaul on Thursday night, and the Golden Eagles will approach this match knowing they need a win if they want to have a chance at getting into the Big East tournament. The problem with that is they need help to get into the top six, and quite honestly, things may be decided for them by the time MU starts the final match of the regular season in the league. We’ll talk about that more later this week.