Men's Soccer Falls at Seton Hall, 2-0
Oct. 1, 2016
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – On a brisk and rainy Saturday evening, the Marquette University men’s soccer team dropped its BIG EAST Conference road opener to host Seton Hall, 2-0, at Carroll Field.
"This was one of the games we didn’t get out of the starting blocks," Marquette head coach Louis Bennett said. "It wasn't one of our strongest performances this season and Seton Hall did enough to beat us. Despite having a few chances, I didn’t think we were quite ourselves."
The Pirates (3-6-1, 1-2-0 BIG EAST) scored once in each half with the decisive first goal coming off an unfortunate Golden Eagle miscue early that allowed Jonathan Jimenez to make it 1-0 in the sixth minute. Jimenez finished with three points, assisting on the second goal by Francisco Alderete in the 53rd minute.
"In the first 15 minutes, they were running wild," Bennett said of Seton Hall's start. "They tried to smother us and that discombobulated us a little bit. We didn’t really recover from that at any stage in the game."
Seton Hall outshot Marquette 17-6 and garnered five corner kicks to the Golden Eagles’ four.
"I believe we’ll bounce back, refocus our priorities, and be ready to play our next fixture," Bennett said. "That’s what college soccer is all about…Having short memories."
Marquette will return home for a pair of home matches during Homecoming Week next week. The Golden Eagles play host to in-state rival Wisconsin at Valley Fields on Wednesday, Oct. 5 (7:05 p.m.) before welcoming Georgetown for a BIG EAST battle on Saturday, Oct. 10 (1:05 p.m.).
53’ | SHU | Francisco Alderete (Jonathan Jimenez, Andres Arcila): Long pass from Arcila up to Jimenez, who crossed it to Alderete to the far post for the finish.
SETON HALL – 1-Spindler, 2-Morrison, 4-Pozesky, 6-Sabinsky, 10-Arcila, 12-Burd, 13-Burkhardt, 14-Najera, 15-Miranda, 17-Jimenez, 18-Pangonis
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