Marquette Downs Western Michigan In Double Overtime, 3-2

The game-winner was Andy Huftalin's first career goal.

Sept. 2, 2011

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MILWAUKEE- Junior Andy Huftalin scored the game-winner in the 110th minute at Engelmann Stadium to give the Marquette University men's soccer team a 3-2 victory over Western Michigan Friday night in the opening match of the Panther Invitational. The victory is the Golden Eagles first of the season, improving their record to 1-1-0.

Adam Lysak, C. Nortey and Andy Huftalin each tallied a goal for MU in the victory. It was Nortey's and Huftalin's first goals of their Golden Eagle careers.

Bryan Ciesiulka 's corner kick attempt in the final minute of double-overtime was deflected and sent back out of the box back to him. Ciesiulka then served in a cross from the left side finding Huftalin, who headed home the Golden Eagles' third goal of the game and game-winner. Ciesulka tallied two assists in the match.

Western Michigan (0-2-0) struggled early to contain Marquette's offense as the Golden Eagles tallied a goal six minutes into the match. Lysak flicked a header off  Ciesiulka 's free kick to give MU an early 1-0 lead. Marquette outshot the Broncos 18-15 in the contest.

MU's offense continued to apply pressure to start the second half scoring its second goal at the 59:57 mark. Huftalin set up freshman C. Nortey with a heel-kick pass to the right side of the box and Nortey chipped the ball over the head of the Bronco's goalkeeper for his first career goal extending the Golden Eagles lead to 2-0.

Goalkeeper David Check held a clean sheet through sixty minutes of play until Western Michigan drew a foul inside the Golden Eagles' penalty box. Check dove right on the penalty kick and Bronco forward Shane Lyons went left with his shot to cut into MU's lead. 

Western Michigan's equalizer came with just under four minutes left in regulation when the Broncos earned their second penalty kick of the night. Lyons took the shot and notched his second goal of the match, which eventually sent the game into overtime.

Redshirt freshman John Mau earned his first career start in the match.

Marquette will face Western Illinois in its Panther Invitational finale at Engelmann Stadium, located on Milwaukee's campus, on Sunday, Sept. 4 at noon CT.

Marquette Starters: Check; Dillon, Sjoberg, Pothast, Mau; Robb, Herrera, Ciesiulka; Madsen, Islami, Lysak (subs: Holowaty, Huftalin, Jansson, Nortey).

WMU Starters: Murrell; Raak, Kersten, Sanderford, Asani; Lemus, Jones, Esquivel, Mayer; Mendes, Lyons (subs: Schrauben, Schiffer, Lewis, Heimerdinger, Grant, Zech, Jaroun, Del Toro, Farris).

 Western Michigan (0-2-0) vs. Marquette (1-1-0)
 Date: Sep 02, 2011  Attendance: 213
 Weather: 88 degrees, humid and breezy.

 Goals by period       1  2 OT O2  Tot
 Western Michigan....  0  2  0  0 -  2
 Marquette...........  1  1  0  1 -  3
  1.   5:23 MU Lysak, Adam (1) (Ciesiulka, Bryan) - Flicked header off free kick from 28 yards
  2.  59:57 MU Nortey, C. (1) (Huftalin, Andy) - heel flick to the right corner of the box, chipped over gk head
  3.  63:20 WMU LYONS, Shane (1) Penalty kick
  4.  86:31 WMU LYONS, Shane (2) Penalty kick
  5. 109:47 MU Huftalin, Andy (1) (Ciesiulka, Bryan) - Headed in from top of the six off cross from left side

 Shots: Western Michigan 15, Marquette 18
 Saves: Western Michigan 5 (LEWIS, Sean 1; MURRELL, Matt 4), Marquette
 6 (Check, David 6)
 1st game of the 37th Panther Invitational.






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