RIVER FOREST, Ill. (SabreAthletics.com) – The Marian University women's soccer team controlled the match from start to finish as they picked up a key, 2-0, Northern Athletics Conference road victory at Concordia University Chicago, this afternoon, Sept. 21.
Marian outshot Concordia Chicago 20-5 in the match, including 12-2 in shots on goal. Maisie Floyd scored her first-career goal, a 14th minute tally, to put the Sabres on the board. Laura Maly followed it up with an insurance goal in the 62nd minute to pad the Marian lead, while MU keeper Caitlyn Rosenberger made two saves in earning her fifth-career solo shutout to go along with two combined shutouts.
Marian improved to 3-4 overall, 3-1 in the NAC. Meanwhile, the Cougars dropped to 2-4 (0-4 NAC).
Floyd's goal came 13:34 into the match and was in the form of a 10-yard blast from the right side of the goal. The speedy forward took received a pass from Leisa Conn and found an opening past CUC keeper Callie Hasselbring.
The Cougar net-minder was busy for the duration of the match, allowing two scores, while making 10 saves in the losing effort.
Maly added her second goal of the season and 12th of her career in the 62nd minute. It was an unassisted score and byproduct of the offensive dominance and ball control that the Sabre showed all day. Maly simply broke through the soft Cougar defense and took advantage of any open lane to the goal.
The Sabres will host Edgewood College this Tuesday, Sept. 25, in a rematch of the NAC Tournament semifinal in which the Sabres won in double-overtime to reach the title game in 2011. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Smith Fields.