Oct. 10, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College women's soccer was defeated by Marquette, 2-1, in double overtime behind Julia Victor's game-winning goal in the 103rd minute of the match. The loss drops the Friars to 8-4-2 overall and 2-3-2 in BIG EAST play. With the win, the Golden Eagles improve to 10-3-0 overall and remain perfect in the BIG EAST with a 7-0 record.
Marquette started the game with early scoring opportunities. Its best coming in the 25th minute when Taylor Madigan ripped a shot just over the net from 20 yards out. The Friars would respond just six minutes later with their own attempt on net. Sophomore Amanda Webster (Saugus, Mass.) took a shot from the top right corner of the 18-yard box, but Marquette's keeper Natalie Kulla made one of her four saves on the day. Providence managed to get on the board first in the 39th minute. Senior Kate DelCiampo (Wethersfield, Conn.) slotted a ball to junior Laura DiClemente (Blue Bell, Pa.) who dribbled to the top right corner of the box. DiClemente rocketed a shot to the far post that sailed over the keeper and into the top left corner of the net to give the Friars the 1-0 lead. It marks DiClemente's second goal of the season.
The Golden Eagles would even up the score at 1-1 in the 69th minute. Taylor Madigan passed the ball to the right side line to Lauren Thut. Thut played a brilliant ball to Maegan Kelly who beat the keeper to the near post. Kelly now has three goals on the season. Regulation would end with the two teams notched at one.
In the first overtime period, the Friars had two quality opportunities to win the match. Webster had a shot from 18 yards out , but the ball missed high of the target. With 2:32 remaining on the clock, freshman Stephanie Leonard (Framingham, Mass.) had a look from eight yards out, but missed the shot left of the net.
In the second overtime period, the Golden Eagles managed to get the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute. Kelly ripped a shot that ricocheted off a Providence defender back to Julia Victor. Victor took the ball and scored the game winner and her second goal of the season.
Today's match, which was televised locally by Cox Sports, will air via tape delay on Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Friars are back in action on Friday, October 15 when they host DePaul University on PC's Glay Field at 3:00 p.m.