Rams Fall to the Golden Eagles, 2-1

Rams Fall to the Golden Eagles, 2-1

RHODE ISLAND
Starters: Freeman (GK), Wakeford, Reynolds, Hermannsdottir, Lieberman, Goncalves, Brodeur, Gylfadottir, Osmanski, Cabral, Nardella.
Substitutes: Plaza, Bentick, Kahele-Manners, Mayo, Sammis.

MARQUETTE
Starters: Henry (GK), E. Hess, Dunker, Simon, Jaeger, Sprecher, Beard, Handwork, Powell, Fink, Bugay.
Substitutes: Johnston, Lena, Fowler, VanDerLeest, Kutey, Eckert, Monticello, A. Hess, Celarek, Jacobson.

Scoring Summary
6:18 - Marquette - Bri Jaeger (Beard)
56:37 - Marquette - Darian Powell (Sprecher)
69:50 - Rhode Island - Allyson Reynolds (unassisted)

How it Happened
Rhode Island (2-5-0) fought Marquette (7-1-0) to a tough 2-1 loss Sunday afternoon at the URI Soccer Complex. The first goal of the season for Allyson Reynolds ended Marquette's streak of 541:45 without allowing a goal. 

Marquette controlled the first ten minutes of the game, getting on the board in the seventh minute when Bri Jaeger settled the Marquette corner kick and buried the ball into the top of the net. Rhode Island responded well, and held the Golden Eagles shotless for 24 minutes, and nearly evened the score when Allyson Reynolds crossed the ball to Emily Wakeford in the 25th minute. Wakeford got the ball in the box, but was unable to get a shot off as the Marquette defense swarmed. Freshman goalkeeper Julia Freeman had four saves in the half, her biggest coming in the 44th minute when Marquette junior Allison Jacobson got behind the defense and ripped a shot on goal.

The Golden Eagles broke through again in the 57th minute, Kylie Sprecher crossed the ball into the Rhody box where Darian Powell beat the Ram defender to head the ball into the back of the net. The Rams got on the board in the 70th minute, when sophomore Allyson Reynolds cut in from the right side of the field and ripped a shot past the Marquette keeper from the top of the box. Rhode Island's last chance came in the 80th minute when Wakeford missed just wide following a cross from Reynolds.

Inside the Box Score

  • Freshman Julia Freeman ended the match with 11 saves, a new career high.
  • Sophomore Allyson Reynolds led the Rams with three shots on goal, and netted her first goal of the season.
  • Marquette had the advantage in shots and shots on goal, leading the ram 18-12 and 13-6, respectively.
  • Marquette held the advantage in corner kicks, 11-6.
  • Rhode Island was whistled for three fouls, while Marquette had seven. 

Up Next
Rhode Island hosts Albany at 7:00 p.m. Thursday night at the URI Soccer Complex.