Riportella Named to Weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll
March 17, 2014
MILWAUKEE - Marquette faceoff specialist Paul Riportella was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after winning 20 of 24 faceoffs in a 15-10 win at Detroit this past Saturday.
"Riportella was phenomenal," said head coach Joe Amplo. "It's the team concept, when one man goes down, another steps up. That's why it's so important for these guys to continue to believe in themselves."
Filling in for an injured Cullen Cassidy, Riportella produced a MU program record of 20 faceoff wins. As a team, the Golden Eagles won 21 of 29 faceoffs, also a program record.
The domination of the faceoff X allowed the Golden Eagles to control time of possession and produce 15 total goals, the highest scoring output in program history.
Marquette returns to action with its home opener and its inaugural BIG EAST matchup vs. Villanova at 1 p.m. Central time at Uihlein Park in Milwaukee.