Marquette's Offense Shines in 6-1 Exhibition Win Over UW-Parkside

Head coach Louis Bennett's offense tallied six goals in Saturday's win at UWP.

Aug. 20, 2011

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SOMERS, Wis. – Marquette University wrapped up its 2011 men’s soccer preseason in explosive fashion Saturday with a 6-1 triumph at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Seven different players combined for 19 offensive points, including five first-half goals, in the lopsided victory over the Rangers.

It didn’t take long for MU jump out to an early lead as freshman defender Axel Sjoberg put the Golden Eagles ahead 1-0 in the first minute of action. Sophomore defender Eric Pothast headed a cross from midfielder Calum Mallace in front of the goal mouth where Sjoberg was waiting to help the ball into the back of the net.

Mallace gave Marquette a 2-0 advantage by calmly depositing a penalty kick in the 26th minute after freshman Kelmend Islami drew a foul within the box. Islami then set up the Golden Eagles’ third score less than two minutes later when he found Pothast, who again headed it -- this time to redshirt sophomore Adam Lysak on another second-phase goal by MU to go up 3-0.

Junior striker Andy Huftalin came off the bench midway through the first half and tallied back-to-back goals, assisted by seniors Amilcar Herrera and Mallace, respectively, to give Marquette a 5-0 cushion by the 34-minute mark – a lead the Golden Eagles would keep going into halftime.

Herrera, Mallace and Pothast each finished with two assists apiece.

Lysak went on to match Huftalin, scoring his second goal of the afternoon 10 minutes into the second half to provide MU it’s largest lead of the contest at 6-0.

UW-Parkside’s lone goal came in the 73rd minute. Dustin Ashley set up for a free kick near midfield, yards from the touchline closest to the MU bench. He sent a long diagonal pass to the back post and Spencer Bursten was on the other end to capitalize.

Bursten’s score was one of three shots on goal by the Rangers compared to 14 shots on frame by Marquette, led by Huftalin who had five shots on goal.

Senior goalkeeper David Check and redshirt freshman Charlie Lyon each had one save for the Golden Eagles. Check played the entire first half of the match. Junior Ben Calvopina played the final 20 minutes between the posts.

Saturday’s match at UW-Parkside coincided with an alumni event that also commemorated long-time Rangers head coach Rick Kilps, who retired from UWP earlier this year. MU associate head coach Stan Anderson was an all-American goalkeeper for Kilps at UW-Parkside in the late 1990s.

Marquette, which out-scored its two preseason opponents by a combined score of 8-1, will open the 2011 regular season next Saturday, August 27, at the University of Illinois-Chicago (7 p.m. CT).

Marquette Starters:Check; Dillon, Holowaty, Sjoberg, Pothast; Robb, Mallace, Ciesiulka; Nortey, Madsen, Lysak (Subs: Selvaggi, Huftalin, Herrera, Sierra, Mau, Islami, Kelly, Schillinger, Lyon, Calvopina).

UW-Parkside Starters:Onwukwe; Thao, Krenzien, Asen, Stoiber; Boedts, Bursten, Magana; Contreras, Monahan, Ontiveros (Subs: Lo, Ahsley, Artavia).

Marquette vs. UW-Parkside
Date: Aug 20, 2011  Attendance: 789

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Marquette...........  5  1 -  6
 UW-Parkside.........  0  1 -  1
  1.   0:59 MU Sjoberg, Axel (Mallace, Calum;POTHAST, Eric)
  2.  25:48 MU Mallace, Calum Penalty kick
  3.  27:35 MU Lysak, Adam (Islami, Kelmend;POTHAST, Eric)
  4.  32:47 MU Huftalin, Andy (Herrera, Amilcar)
  5.  33:58 MU Huftalin, Andy (Mallace, Calum)
  6.  55:08 MU Lysak, Adam (Herrera, Amilcar)
  7.  73:34 UWP Bursten, Spencer (Ashley, Dustin)

 Shots: Marquette 23, UW-Parkside 9
 Saves: Marquette 2 (Check, David 1; Lyon, Charlie 1), UW-Parkside 8
 (Onwukwe, Ryan 8)




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