Jallow ties record, sinks Marquette

The men's soccer team entered Tuesday's game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee optimistic it could build on last weekend's victory at 11th-ranked South Florida and retain possession of the Milwaukee Cup.

Those hopes were dashed by heady play from Panthers' forward Antou Jallow. He netted two goals to move into a tie for the school's career goal-scoring record and added an assist in a 3-1 winning effort at Engelmann Field.

"Yeah it (the loss) hurts," said sophomore midfielder Bryan Dahlquist. "We have still yet to win two games in a row. We had high hopes coming in because of the upset victory."

"I didn't think the team played anywhere near its potential," senior forward Chris Lee added. "It was disappointing. Just the amount of intensity that we had after that game didn't carry over to this game."

For the first ten minutes, that wasn't the case. The Golden Eagles controlled the ball, spent much of the time on the Panthers' half of the field and appeared on the verge of scoring, and obtaining, a few goals.

One corner kick changed all that.

In the eleventh minute, Panther Dale Weiler's line drive kick reached Jallow near the back post. The senior from Uppsala, Sweden headed it to the feet of junior midfielder Kyle Zenoni, and his one-time shot beat Marquette freshman goalkeeper Andy Kroll.

"That was a mental error," Dahlquist said. "The ball has to be won in the air. We can't have a guy head the ball across the goal mouth. That causes confusion."

Just over two minutes later, another header by Jallow put the game out of reach.

Weiler crossed the ball from the left side of the field to sophomore Craig Mallace on the back post. Mallace knocked the ball down and Jallow's diving header near the goal line drove it into the net.

Another diving header by Jallow at 66:53 tied the record and once again Weiler — a sophomore with 11 assists on the season — got the play started.

After taking a corner kick in the far left corner, he got the ball back and sent a left-footed cross to the back post from 35 yards out. Jallow connected with the ball at the penalty box and redirected it into the low corner of the goal, just inside the post.

That gave Jallow 11 goals on the season and 53 in his career, tying him with Tony Sanneh, the U.S. National Team star at the 2002 World Cup, for the UWM school record.

"Having played against Sanneh as well, for me, (Jallow was) a bigger handful," Golden Eagles' head coach Steve Adlard said. "Back in '93 when we played Sanneh, he just didn't feature in the game at all (a 2-0 Marquette win), good player though he was.

"Jallow was dangerous by himself. He lurks past the last line of defenders. He's lurking into these holes, and then he's likely to go one-on-one. I thought he was terrific."

Marquette's own high-scoring forward, Chris Lee, scored the Golden Eagles' lone goal despite re-injuring a tendon on the outside of his left knee.

Lee suffered the injury Oct. 16 against Charlotte and sat out the following match at DePaul. He started at USF and did the same against the Panthers but wasn't able to last long.

"I couldn't even sprint, I was at 70 percent," Lee said. "The idea was to go the whole game, but in the first two minutes there were two collisions and I strained it again."

Lee left the match and didn't return until midway through the second half, when he provided a quick spark.

Sophomore Matt Blouin "took the ball down the sideline. I streaked in from the top of the box, he passed it to me and I hit it on the second touch," Lee said.

The ball careened off Panthers' sophomore goalie Eric Mickschl and landed in the back of the net for Lee's ninth goal of the season.

The Golden Eagles out-shot UWM 10-6 and had opportunities to get back in the game; however, Lee's was the only one on goal.