XU women’s soccer sees mixed results

By: Danny O’Malley

The Xavier women’s soccer record fell to 8-5-1 after losing 2-1 to Villanova and 3-0 against Marquette, then beating Seton Hall 2-1 last week.

The team’s conference record now stands at 1-4 with four more conference games before the season ends.

In the first game against Villanova, Xavier’s only goal of the game was scored by sophomore midfielder Catherine Allon with junior midfielder Taylor Dearbaugh gathering the assist.

Senior midfielder Mariah Whitaker put two shots on goal while freshman forward Tori Doss got one on goal.

Junior keeper Katie Markesbery allowed two goals and saved five shots while playing the full 90 minutes of the game.

During the second game of the week, Xavier went head-to-head against Marquette.

The team got two shots on goal, one from Doss, and another on goal from senior defender Lauren Heap.

Markesbery got the start in net and allowed three goals. In total, she saved 12 shots.

Various Marquette players scored each of the team’s three goals.

Xavier then took on Seton Hall and came out on top, thanks to a number of players on Xavier’s team.

Dearbaugh took one shot during the game and made it count. Freshman forward and Mount Notre Dame product Ellie Eckerle also took one shot and placed it in the back of the net. Eckerle then dished out an assist in the game.

Whitaker rifled four shots in the match but was only able to place one on goal, which was stopped.

Heap and Doss each produced an assist in the Xavier-Seton Hall game.

Senior forward Ashton Green came off the bench to get two shots on goal while sophomore forward Erin McGauley got one shot on goal.

Markesbery played the full 90 minutes again, stopped eight shots, allowed one goal and followed up with a win. This puts Markesbery’s season record at 7-5-1.

Xavier will travel east to play at Providence on Oct. 17 and then make its way to Indianapolis to play the Butler Bulldogs on Oct. 20.