Soccer Defeats Marquette In Season Finale, 3-2 10/30/02
Talavera Scores Two Goals in Come-From-Behind Victory
Tenn. - The Vanderbilt womens soccer team concluded
its 2002 season on a positive note, as it defeated Marquette,
3-2, on Wednesday at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex. The Commodores
finish the season with an overall record of 5-9-2, while the
Golden Eagles fall to 10-6-3. With the win, Vanderbilt also
moves its all-time record against Marquette to 2-0.
While this was the final collegiate soccer game for senior
Katharine Carroll, Kelly Kulsrud, Lizzy Johnson, Marissa OLeary
and Lauren Whitt, the star of the evening was junior Jen Talavera.
The midfielder recorded two goals in the game, which gives
her four for the season. Her four goals and 10 points were
the most on the team this season.
Talvera scored the games first goal in the 22nd minute
after receiving a pass from Carroll, who chipped the ball
over a set of Marquette defenders, and beat goalie Ashleigh
The Golden Eagles struck back right before the end of the
first half, as midfielder Heather Goranson scored off a rebound
following a save from goalie Lauren Whitt. After Whitt made
a point-blank save, Goranson gathered the ball from around
five yards out and slid it into the net. For Goranson, it
was her third goal of the season.
little over 20 minutes into the second half, Marquette stretched
the lead to 2-1 when Vanderbilt scored a goal on itself. The
goal occurred when Marquette midfielder Anne Ioder delivered
a pass right outside the Vanderbilt box, which ended up going
off the back of midfielder Kendra Sasas foot.
With the Golden Eagles leading 2-1, the Commodores struck
back in the 76th minute when Talavera scored from around five
yards out following a shot from defender Kelly Kulsrud. For
the senior, it was her first assist of the season and fifth
of her career.
The Commodores put the game away in the 79th minute when midfielder
Molly Wilson scored off a penalty kick after a Vanderbilt
player was taken down in the box. For Wilson, it was her first
goal of the season.
Vanderbilt dominated the game on the offensive end, as it
recorded 25 shots to Marquettes 11. Forward Laura Hershenow
finished with five shots, severalof which were right at Koenig.
Whitt finished with four saves in net for the Commodores,
while Koenig tallied nine for the Golden Eagles.
VU: Jen Talvera (Katharine Carroll) - 21:22
MU: Heather Goranson (Unassisted) - 37:43
MU: Own Goal - 66:40
VU: Jen Talavera (Kelly Kulsrud) - 75:11
VU: Molly Wilson (Penalty Kick) - 78:54