Golden Eagles fall prey to the Cougars

The Marquette Golden Eagles women’s soccer team found itself in a hole early and was never able to recover, dropping a 2-1 decision at No. 10 Brigham Young Saturday night.

The win kept the Cougars undefeated at 6-0-1, while the Golden Eagles fell to 3-3-2 overall.

BYU’s Lindsi Lisonbee put the Cougars on the board first with a goal at the 1:12 mark. The goal came off a Cougar corner kick in which Lisonbee was able to get on the end of the pass from Lauren Anderson.

Lynda Hercules scored what was the winning goal in the 35th minute, and the Golden Eagles found themselves down by two.

Marquette pressured the Cougars in the second half, putting three shots on goal before sophomore midfielder Rachel Brown found the back of the net in the 84th minute, on a corner kick from freshman defender Katie Hishmeh.

Following Brown’s goal, Marquette launched three more shots, including one by senior forward Ashley Bares that hit the crossbar. However, the Golden Eagles were unable to find an equalizer.

As has been typical this season, Marquette out-shot BYU 14-13.

Marquette will begin its Big East American Division title defense Friday, Sept. 17 at South Florida at 6:30 p.m.