Women’s soccer earns fourth straight win in shutout

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Maddy Henry has recorded three straight shutouts.

Marquette women’s soccer is hitting its stride at the right time. They earned a 2-0 road win against Providence Sunday afternoon, who was ranked second in the conference coming into the game, extending Marquette’s winning streak to four games.

Liz Bartels gave the Golden Eagles an early lead when she knocked it in under Providence keeper Kristyn Shea. Carrie Madden set up Bartels with a nice one-touch pass. The assist was Madden’s team-high sixth of the season.

With just 10 minutes to go, Madison Dunker scored her first career goal on a free kick from long range near the sideline. Her left footed curler skipped on the wet ground about six yards from goal and went in untouched.

Maddy Henry made three saves in her third consecutive shutout. She hasn’t allowed a goal in 309:50 minutes.

Providence was ranked No. 40 in the RPI before this match, just one spot ahead of Marquette. The win moves the Golden Eagles to second place in the BIG EAST standings behind DePaul.

Bartels goal was her first since the season opener at Nebraska.

Marquette has allowed just one goal in their last four games. They are outscoring BIG EAST opponents 9-4.

The Golden Eagles (8-5-2, 4-1-0) have a week to prepare for No. 6 Georgetown (9-1-2, 1-0-2). They host the Hoyas next Sunday at Valley Fields.