August 27, 2006

Pioneers Suffer 9-0 Defeat at Marquette

Aug. 27, 2006

Final Stats

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Junior forward Christy Zwolski broke a 13-year old Marquette University record, scoring 10 points on Sunday afternoon at Engelmann Field to lead the No. 16 Golden Eagles to a 9-0 victory over Sacred Heart in the Milwaukee Cup. With the win, Marquette takes the Milwaukee Cup title for the second consecutive year. Sacred Heart sophomore Brittney Dupee (Portland, ME) was named to the Milwaukee Cup All-Tournament Team.

In addition to setting the points record, Zwolski also tied the school record for goals in a game, registering four, while assisting two others.

Zwolski began the scoring after receiving a cross from Allison Mallams to the far post and firing to the left of the goal from six yards out in the fifth minute to give MU the 1-0 lead. Less than four minutes later at the 8:16 mark, Mallams found senior Meghan Connelly with a cross, almost identical to the first to Zwolski. From the middle of the goal, she fired from six yards out to extend the Golden Eagles' lead to 2-0.

In the 20th minute, Connelly played a ball ahead to Zwolski who found herself one-on-one against the goalie. From four yards out, she punched in her second goal of the game, increasing the Marquette lead to 3-0.

The Golden Eagles took a 4-0 lead into halftime after a Connelly to Michelle Compty goal just inside the 28th minute. MU's defense was also solid, allowing just one shot in the first half. rquette struck early and often in the second half, scoring three goals only 57 seconds apart in the first 4:08.

Zwolski's fourth goal of the game came from the right side, and was unassisted from 10 yards out. Her 14th career goal gave the Golden Eagles a 9-0 lead.

Junior goalkeeper Laura Boyer improved to 2-0 on the season, registering one save in 62:26 in net. The Pioneer were held to just two shots for the second-straight game.

The Pioneers will look to break into the win column this coming Friday when they travel to Hofstra University for a 4 pm match.