Xavier Lost Heartbreaker To Nationally-Ranked Marquette

Junior Amber Silvis scored Xavier's goal in the second half against Marquette.

Junior Amber Silvis scored Xavier's goal in the second half against Marquette.

Sept. 9, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, IN --- The Xavier University women's soccer team lost a 2-1 heartbreaker in overtime to the nationally-ranked Marquette University Golden Eagles on Friday night in the opening match of the Inaugural Hoosier Classic. Xavier fell to 2-3 with the loss, while Marquette, ranked 14th in the nation by Soccer America and 18th by Soccer Buzz, raised its record to 5-0-1.

Marquette took a 1-0 lead at the 40:58 mark in the first half when Alison Loughrin beat Xavier freshman goalkeeper Ashley Donaldson to a loose ball in front of the net and punched it in. MU led 1-0 at halftime.

Xavier evened the match at 1-1 at the 67:12 mark in the second half when junior Amber Silvis beat Marquette goalkeeper Laura Boyer and scored from 10 yards out into the left side of the net. It proved to be the last scoring of regulation as the two teams went to overtime tied at 1-1.

The two teams battled back and forth for much of the first overtime period as they had done during regulation. Marquette, though, managed to snatch the victory when Katie Kelly drilled a free kick from 27 yards out over the outstretched arms of Donaldson.

Xavier plays host Indiana on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Sunday's game is the final of four straight road matches. Xavier returns home on Sunday, September 18 to host Louisville.