Aug. 24, 2014
||Marquette 0, Northwestern 1
Marquette Invitational Valley Fields Milwaukee, Wis.
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Sophomore Addie Steiner made a late goal Sunday evening to help Northwestern upset No. 15 Marquette 1-0. The win caps the Wildcats' two-match weekend campaign at the Marquette Invitational.
"All around we played really well," Northwestern head coach Michael Moynihan said. "We outplayed them, had more shots, more good opportunities. It was a really good performance, encouraging at this point of the year."
NU's high pressure on Marquette was evident from the beginning. The Eagles had to make four saves in the first half while Northwestern recorded none in the same category. The `Cats also had three corner kicks in the first half to Marquette's zero. In the end, Northwestern outshot MU six shots on goal to one.
Early in the second half, Steiner, who had been in the starting lineup, was substituted out in 62nd minute. She returned a short time later in the 76th, and five minutes later, the `Cats found the answer they'd been looking for all match.
In the 81st minute, junior Niki Sebo stripped the ball from a Marquette midfielder and made a beautiful through ball to a sprinting Steiner. Steiner beat two chasing defenders up the middle and put the `Cats on top with a hard, low shot into the left corner. It was Steiner's third career goal and Sebo's first career assist.
To wrap the invitational, the four participating teams' coaches - of Marquette, Loyola, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Northwestern - selected an all-tournament team. Sebo, Steiner, junior Nandi Mehta, and senior Jackie Alyinovich made the roster, and Sebo was named Offensive MVP.
The Wildcats are now 1-1-0 on the season and return to Evanston on Wednesday for their home opener. They take on UIC at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Field.
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