Vanderbilt vs Marquette
Nashville, Tenn.
Vanderbilt Soccer Complex


Women’s Soccer Defeats Marquette In Season Finale, 3-2 10/30/02
Talavera Scores Two Goals in Come-From-Behind Victory

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women’s 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 O’Leary 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 game’s 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 Koenig one-on-one.

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.

A 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 Sasa’s 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 Marquette’s 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.

1 2 F
Marquette (10-6-3) 1 1 2
Vanderbilt (5-9-2) 1 2 3

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

Shots 25 11
Corner Kicks 8 4
Fouls 14 9
Offsides 0 3
Saves 4 9
Cards 0 1







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