Calistri scores 31st-minute goal, Northwestern holds off Marquette
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Northwestern freshman forward Joey Calistri recorded his team-leading ninth goal of the season in the 31st minute to beat Marquette in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Valley Fields.
Both teams combined for just 17 shots with Marquette holding the slight 9-8 advantage on chances.
The lone goal was scored when Scott Lakin’s free kick was played back to the top of the box, finding Calistri who sent a shot into the upper right corner past a diving MU goalkeeper Charlie Lyon.
Both teams continued to battle in the second half with five shots for the Golden Eagles compared to four for the Wildcats. Marquette had its only two shots on goal in the second half and NU sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Miller saved both.
Northwestern was whistled for a foul at midfield with the clock winding down, setting up a Marquette free kick but the Golden Eagles were unable to get any looks at the net as the Wildcats hung on for the 1-0 victory.
In the win, the Wildcats posted their 10th shutout of the season.
Northwestern will play its third-round game on Nov. 28.