Courtesy of WMU Athletic Department
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- A goal in the 84th minute by Aubrey Sudomier and a great defensive performance led to a 1-0 upset by the Western Michigan women's over No. 8 seeded Marquette at MU's Valley Fields on Saturday night.
With just six minutes remaining in the game Sudomier got the ball and took it into the box on the right side and fired a rocket past MU goalkeeper Sofie Schunk and into the far side of the net for her sixth goal of the season.
With the lead the Broncos were able to defend for the final six minutes to complete the upset.
"Marquette are an absolutely fantastic team and I thought We did a great job out there against them and I'm just so proud of our team," said head coach Nate Norman.
Defensively the team held strong despite being outshot 17-6 overall and 5-2 on goal. Senior goalkeeper Michelle Watson made all five saves needed to earn the shutout.
"Michelle was great," added Norman. "She caught so many crosses to keep Marquette from getting chances. The cover and the organization of our back line was fantastic our entire midfield also great at getting back to defend."
Western Michigan will now play Notre Dame on Friday, Nov. 22, either at Michigan or at Notre Dame. If the Wolverines beat Milwaukee on Saturday they will host the regional. If Michigan loses then the Fighting Irish will host. Game time is still to be determined.