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Bieda earns third goal in 1-1 draw with Villanova

Photo by Keifer Russell
Sophomore forward Josie Bieda (8) now sits with a team-high three goals for Marquette.

It may have started 11 vs. 11, but once Isa Cook and Maddie Fried were both given red cards in the 53rd minute, it was an entirely new game.

Both teams made their tactical adjustments, but neither could break the deadlock as Marquette women’s soccer (5-7-4, 2-3-2 Big East) drew with Villanova (4-4-7, 1-4-2 Big East) 1-1 Sunday afternoon at Higgins Soccer Complex.

The draw snapped Marquette’s three-game scoreless streak, but it also means the Golden Eagles have not won a game since Sept. 28 when they beat the Creighton Bluejays.

Answering the call

The only goal of the opening half was from Villanova graduate student forward Jackie Richards in the 37th minute, putting the Wildcats ahead 1-0 going into the break.

After halftime, Marquette needed to respond. In steps sophomore forward Josie Bieda.

Bieda had the ball at the edge of the 18-yard box, put it on her right foot and slotted the ball into the lower-right corner of the net to tie the game 1-1.

Bieda’s goal makes her the highest-scoring Golden Eagle with three on the season.

After Bieda tied the game, both teams had chances that weren’t capitalized, ending the game 1-1.

Statistical leaders

Along with her goal, Bieda finished with two shots, putting both of them on target. Junior defender Mia Haertle assisted Bieda’s strike. Senior goalkeeper Mikki Easter finished with five saves on the afternoon.

For Villanova, Richards ended with a goal and a match-high three shots on target. Graduate student goalkeeper Payton Woodward earned three saves.

Big East Tournament outlook

As the remaining Big East games continue to dwindle, Marquette sits right on the cusp of a Big East Tournament birth for the first time since 2017.

The Golden Eagles have eight points and are tied for sixth place with Seton Hall for the final spot in the tournament.

Marquette still has to play two ranked programs before its season ends.

Up next

The Golden Eagles return to Milwaukee to host the No. 22 Georgetown Hoyas Thursday night at Valley Fields. The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. CST.

This article was written by Jack Albright. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter/X @JackAlbrightMU.

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Jack Albright
Jack Albright, Executive Sports Editor
Jack Albright is a sophomore from Charlton, Massachusetts studying journalism. He is the Executive Sports Editor of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-24 school year. In his free time, Jack likes to hang out with friends and watch Formula 1. He is excited to write fun stories about all things Marquette athletics and oversee new types of digital content.
Keifer Russell
Keifer Russell, Staff Photographer
Keifer Russell is a junior from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin studying digital media and public relations and is a Staff Photographer of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-2024 school year. Outside of the Wire he enjoys rock climbing, photography (figures), as well as finding and listening to new music. He is very excited to further refine his photographic content over the next year

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