September 1, 1998
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Sophomore Katie Colman will go down as the first player in Purdue women's soccer history to score a goal after she accomplished the feat in a 10-1 loss to Marquette. The Golden Eagles (1-0), two-time defending Conference USA regular season champions, stole the show as the Boilermakers (0-1) kicked off their inaugural season on Tuesday afternoon.
"Overall, I was really pleased with our versatility," head coach Robert Klatte said. "We need to correct some things that went wrong and I think we will be able to reduce those errors as the season goes on."
Colman scored at 81:47 from directly in front of the Marquette goal. The midfielder from Newburgh, Ind. (Castle H.S.), took control of a loose ball and drilled it into the net to ensure her place in Boilermaker athletic history.
Marquette, also playing its season opener, set the pace of the game with its speed and aggressiveness. Junior Kelly Roethe led the attack with three goals and junior Lanette Rossini added two of her own. The Golden Eagles outshot Purdue 34-6.
Purdue will now play Ohio University at 4 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 4, at the Purdue soccer field.