Oct. 9, 2011
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - University of Connecticut women's soccer team concluded its four-game road stretch with a 3-0 loss to No. 9/13 Marquette to fall to 6-6-2 on the season and 3-3-2 in the BIG EAST. With the win, Marquette improves to 14-2-0 and 7-1-0 in conference play.
In Sunday's loss, the Huskies were outshot 24-8 with the Golden Eagles taking nine corners and Huskies two with both being in the first half.
The No. 9/13 Golden Eagles, who remain undefeated at home in 2011, dotted the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal by sophomore Maegan Kelly in the 34th minute of the match. Kelly, who leads the team with 12 goals and six assists, stole the ball from a Husky defender and took a shot from the far corner and ten yards out.
Down 1-0, the Huskies had a chance to capitalize with a 1:50 left in the first half when redshirt junior Danielle Schulmann (Saddle River, N.J.) and sophomore Jennifer Skogerboe (Leesburg, Va.) took back-to-back shots on goal, but Marquette keeper Natalie Kulla made two saves.
The Golden Eagle continued to pressure the UConn defense and went up 2-0 at 64:24 with a goal from Katie Hishmeh. Hishmeh attempted a deep shot from 40 yards out and benefited from a Jessica Dulski (Pittsford, N.Y.) mishandle.
Lindsey Page added a third goal for the Golden Eagles with less than three minutes remaining to set the final score at 3-0. Kelly assisted in the 87:12 score.
Kelly and Kulla led Marquette to its sixth straight victory as Kelly had a goal and assist, while Kulla finished with four saves earning her eighth shutout of 2011.
Senior keeper Dulski concluded the afternoon with six saves moving to 6-6-2 on the season.
The Huskies return to Storrs for the final two home games of the regular season next weekend when they host Pittsburgh on Friday, October 14 at 7 pm. and No. 21 West Virginia on Sunday, October 16 at 1 p.m. Connecticut will honor its six seniors at Sunday's game.