Ciesiulka's Golden Goal Lifts MU to 3-2 Overtime Win Over Seton Hall

Oct. 30, 2010

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MILWAUKEE -- Freshman Bryan Ciesiulka scored the game-winning goal in the 97th minute to give Marquette University a 3-2 victory over Seton Hall Saturday night at Valley Fields. The win made it a memorable send off for seniors Matt Stummer, Hector Navarro, Keenan Flynn and Anthony Colaizzi who all capped off their Golden Eagle careers at Valley Fields.

The win secured Marquette (6-7-4, 3-4-2 BIG EAST) the No. 6 spot in the Blue Division for the upcoming BIG EAST Conference Championship. The Golden Eagles will travel to face St. John's -- the No. 3 seed of the Red Division -- on Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the first round of the league tourney.

Sophomore Ryan Robb recorded two assists tonight against the Pirates (3-13-1, 1-8 BIG EAST) keeping Seton Hall winless on the road this season.

The first goal of the match came in the 10th minute and was scored by Sophomore Chris Madsen. Ryan Robb found a streaking Madsen with a through ball, Madsen split two defenders on the dribble and launched a shot from the middle of the box from 12 yards out. The goal was Madsen's fourth on the season.

Seton Hall's Michael Dietze answered quickly coming back and scoring in the 11th minute. Bradley Kerstetter found his teammate with a cross into the box and Dietze buried his shot just inside the far post to tie the game at 1-1.

Marquette played aggressive offensively in the second half, taking a total of nine shots in the period. The Golden Eagles capitalized on a corner kick opportunity in the 77th minute. Robb sent in a ball from the far side corner and it was headed in by freshman Eric Pothast, who notched his second goal of the season and gave MU a 2-1 lead.

Seton Hall again swiftly leveled the match, scoring 14 seconds after Marquette's goal. In the 77th minute, Seton Hall drew a foul inside Marquette's goal box earning a penalty kick for the Pirates. Sophomore goalkeeper David Check denied Seton Hall's Brayan Martinez's initial attempt but was unsuccessful in stopping the rebound as Martinez scored his sixth goal of the season to tie it at 2-2. Both of Seton Hall's goals came within a combined 46 seconds after MU's.

The decisive game winner happened in overtime at the 97th minute mark as senior Hector Navarro sent a long cross into Calum Mallace who headed the pass to a wide-open Ciesiulka. Ciesiulka scored the Golden Goal winner after placing a shot to the back post giving Marquette a win in its final home game of the 2010 season.

This is the second straight year Marquette has qualified for the conference tournament and also the second appearance for MU since joining the BIG EAST in 2005.

More details on MU's first-round BIG EAST Conference tournament match up will be released Sunday on




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