PROVO, Utah - Marquette (18-2-2)advanced to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2010 as the Golden Eagles defeated Princeton (14-4-1) in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Junior Taylor Madigan netted the go-ahead goal for MU in the 53rd minute after she scored on the far right side of the post off of a corner kick from classmate Maegan Kelly. It was a career-best ninth goal of the season for Madigan.
The Golden Eagles found themselves trailing in the first half for the first time since September as Princeton got on the board first in the 11th minute. Lauren Lazo scored the goal for Princeton as she hit the right corner of the net from just outside the box.
With 45 seconds remaining in the first half, sophomore Mady Vicker scored to tie the game at one after junior Cara Jacobson fed her the ball from just outside the box. Vicker took a shot from inside the box on the right side to beat Princeton’s diving goalkeeper and hit the back left corner of the net. It was her fourth goal of the season.
In the first half, MU held a narrow edge on shots 4-2 and just a 3-2 advantage on corner kicks. Two of the Golden Eagles’ four shots were on goal.
In the games’ 82nd minute, Marquette extended its lead to 3-1 as senior Ally Miller caught a cross from inside the box to score off of a corner kick from Jacobson. It was Miller’s career-best seventh goal of the season.
In goal, Engel won her 14th game of the season and moved to 14-0-1. She had one save in the game.
The Golden Eagles owned a 10-3 advantage on shots and a 5-3 edge in corner kick for the game.
Marquette will play next on Saturday.