Women’s soccer eliminated from postseason play following 0-0 tie

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Women’s soccer eliminated from postseason play following 0-0 tie

Photo by Kate Holstein

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For the first time in 14 seasons as a member of the BIG EAST, Marquette women’s soccer will not be playing in postseason.

Marquette’s 0-0 tie with Creighton Sunday, along with Providence and DePaul wins, ensured the team’s first absence from the six-team field.

The Bluejays had an 20-14 shot advantage and a 6-3 advantage in shots on goal over the Golden Eagles. Marquette did not have a shot on goal until the 53rd minute.

Marquette goalkeeper Maddy Henry had four saves in her hometown. Marquette had an additional two team saves, which totaled to six.

Henry was one of five Golden Eagles to play all 110 minutes. Emily Hess, Bri Jaeger, Allison Jacobson and Ryley Bugay did not have any time on the bench.

With odds of a BIG EAST Championships appearance already looking bleak entering Sunday’s contest, head coach Markus Roeders used the match as an opportunity to distribute minutes across the roster. Eighteen Marquette players earned minutes in the loss.

Marquette will conclude its season Thursday against Seton Hall. The Golden Eagles are 6-1-1 in program history against the Pirates.

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