Pepperdine and Marquette Play to Scoreless Tie

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Pepperdine women’s soccer team (3-4-2) played to a scoreless tie at Marquette (5-3-1) Sunday afternoon. The Waves have shut out four of their last six opponents. 

The Golden Eagles outshot Pepperdine, 15-10, but could only place one shot on frame as senior goalkeeper Kayla Stolte (Santee, Calif./West Hills HS) walked away with one save. The Waves fired 10 shots with four on goal and earned six corner kick opportunities to Marquette’s two.

Ashley Copp (Coronado, Calif./Coronado HS) led Pepperdine with three shots while Kelly Reilly (Cardiff, Calif./La Costa Canyon HS) and Amanda Rupp (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon HS) each fired two. Rupp placed both shots on goal in an attempt to extend her consecutive match scoring streak to a seventh game, but came up empty against Marquette goalkeeper Natalie Kulla.


“This was a character-building effort and I’m proud of our performances,” Pepperdine head coach Tim Ward said. “We had some good opportunities to score off some set pieces, but after what happened Friday, I’ll take a tie against a high-energy and high-pressure soccer team such as Marquette.”


Pepperdine was blanked for only the second time this season. The Waves had scored at least one goal over their last seven games since being shut out by Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 23.


The last time Pepperdine played to a scoreless tie was the 2007 season opener with Duke at the WCC/ACC adidas Challenge in San Diego.


Pepperdine returns home to Tari Frahm Rokus field Friday for a 3 p.m. match with Idaho State. This contest will be their last home game until the weekend of Oct. 24 to 26, when the Waves welcome conference rivals San Diego and Santa Clara.










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