Busy Week For Men' Soccer Team Ends With Win Over UW-Parkside
April 23, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's soccer team competed in its third contest in four days on Sunday, April 22, in Stevens Point, Wis., topping UW-Parkside in penalty kicks.
Freshman Sebastian Jansson found the back of the net in the closing minutes of regulation off a pass from sophomore Paul Dillon to force a 2-2 tie and send the match to penalty kicks. Goalkeeper Charlie Lyon stepped up in the shootout, turning away two UW-Parkside attempts, helping MU to capture the victory.
Sophomore Bryan Ciesiulka, who notched MU's first goal of the match on a penalty kick in regulation, also converted on his PK attempt in the shootout. Anthony Selvaggi, Axel Sjoberg and Dillon all were able to beat the UW-Parkside goalkeeper in the shootout as well.
Earlier in the week, MU traveled to Chicago, Ill., and played Loyola University Chicago to a 1-1 draw (April 18), despite holding a 75-percent possession advantage and 15 tallied shots in the match. The Golden Eagles struck first in the contest when junior Andy Huftalin buried a rebound shot that Ryan Robb had put on net. The Ramblers scored on a corner kick late in regulation off a failed clearance by the Golden Eagles to finish the match in a draw.
In between the matches with Loyola and UW-Parkside, Marquette welcomed back its alumni for the annual MU Alumni Game on Saturday, April 21, at Valley Fields. The alumni got goals from former MU players Hector Navarro and Amilcar Herrera, but it wasn't enough as Marquette topped the alumni, 4-2. DJ Schillinger and Sjoberg each scored a goal for the Golden Eagles, while Huftalin chipped in two goals of his own.
Players also participated in the annual Hunger Clean-Up event earlier in the day on Saturday. Hunger Clean-Up is Marquette's largest day of service, with over 1,500 individuals helping combat hunger and homelessness in Milwaukee.
Marquette will conclude its spring campaign on Sunday, April 29, when it welcomes Green Bay, Milwaukee and Wisconsin to Valley Fields for the Wisconsin D1 Spring Challenge.