CINCINNATI - The Xavier women's soccer team will wrap up its six-game road stint with a Saturday evening match-up with Dayton at UD's Baujan Field. Kickoff between the intrastate Atlantic 10 foes is set for 7:30 p.m. in Dayton.
The Last Meeting
September 23, 2011
Musketeer Women Fall 2-1 At No. 19 Dayton In Double-Overtime
The Xavier women's soccer team played in its third straight double-overtime game Friday night, but this time it was the Musketeers who were on the receiving end of a `golden goal' as they fell at No. 19 Dayton 2-1 in the Atlantic 10 opener.
About the Musketeers Xavier (6-7-1, 1-3-0 A-10) is coming off two losses last weekend - a 3-0 setback at Saint Louis and a 1-0 overtimes defeat at Butler. The Musketeers have now lost three in a row after going 5-1-1 over their previous seven games. Sophomore keeper Katie Markesbery has tallied a league-leading 90 saves on the season which ranks 10th in all of Division I. Freshman Erin McGauley has taken a team-high 20 shots on the season and is one of four Musketeers with two or more goals. Junior Mariah Whitaker is the team points leader with nine - three goals and three assists.
Scouting Dayton Dayton (9-4-0, 3-1-0 A-10) is returning home to Baujan Field for the first time since September 14 as it plays host to Xavier Saturday night. Butler ended UD’s five-game winning streak on Oct. 5, downing the Flyers 3-2 in overtime but Dayton bounced back with a 1-0 result at Saint Louis Oct. 7. The Flyers are led by Colleen Williams with 35 points (1st A-10) - 12 goals (1st A-10) and 11 assists (1st A-10) - and Juliana Libertin with 26 points (2 nd A-10:9g, 8a). In the goal for UD is Jordin Melchert who holds an 8-2 record and carries a 1.36 goals against average.
Last Time Out Xavier dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime decision at Butler on Oct. 7. After holding the Bulldogs scoreless for 97 minutes, BU was able to score the golden goal in the 98th minute to claim the win in A-10 action. Freshman Erin McGauley was the only Musketeer to fire off a shot - she tallied three, two on goal. Sophomore keeper Katie Markesbery collected 10 saves to one goal against, her third match this season with double-digit saves.