Golden Eagles Top UWGB 2-0 in Wisconsin Spring Cup

May 1, 2011

MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University men's soccer team concluded its spring season with a mixed bag of results Sunday at Valley Fields as host of the annual DI Wisconsin Spring Cup.

The Golden Eagles dropped a 2-1 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in their first match of the day before rolling to a 2-0 shutout over the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

"Against UWM, we created a lot of chances going forward," said senior Calum Mallace. "Against Green Bay, we had the wind with us in the first half, knew we had to get a goal, and did. Adam Lysak had another nice finish to put us up 2-0 and give us a comfortable lead."

Milwaukee claimed the Cup with by virtue of penalty kicks following a scoreless draw with Wisconsin in the title match. Earlier in the day, the Badgers advanced on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie against UWGB. Each match was 70 minutes in length.

"It was a fitting way to end the season," said head coach Louis Bennett. "One way or another, it's been a very positive spring in every aspect of the team's life - school, soccer and social. When we've stepped on the field, there has been a level of performance that has been very good. Overall, we have a very positive team that is difficult to beat."

UWM 2, Marquette 1
Starting XI vs. UWM: Check (GK), Alfano, Sjoberg, Pothast, Dillon, Mallace, Robb, Ciesiulka, Madsen, Herrera, Lysak

Marquette grabbed a 1-0 lead over the Panthers in the 28th minute when Mallace capitalized on a penalty kick that was called after Adam Lysak picked up a foul inside the 18-yard box.

Battling sustained winds reaching more than 30 miles per hour for much of the afternoon, the Golden Eagles managed to create numerous scoring chances in game one. Bryan Ciesiulka fired off back-to-back shots following a scramble in front of the net in the 52nd minute -- the first shot hit the post while the second resulted in a save by UWM goalkeeper John Shakon.


 

 

Shakon also came up big moments later when he thwarted a one-on-one with Adam Lysak. The Panthers keeper made a diving stop on Lysak's strike from seven yards out.

UWM's Cody Banks knotted the score at 1-1 just before the interval. Banks later scored the game-winner in the 66th minute.

Marquette 2, UWGB 0
Starting XI vs. UWGB: Check (GK), Holowaty, Sjoberg, Pothast, Dillon, Robb, Mallace, Ciesiulka, Herrera, Madsen, Lysak

Going with the wind in the first half versus the Phoenix, Marquette went on the attack early as Amilcar Herrera hit the post in the second minute of action. MU eventually scored in the 20th minute when Mallace found Sebastian Jansson on the back post to take a 1-0 lead.

MU notched an insurance goal 10 minutes before full time. Golden Eagles goalkeeper David Check found Anthony Selvaggi after coming up with a UWGB corner kick. Selvaggi then sent a through ball to Lysak who effectively completed the counter.

Marquette went 8-1-1 overall on the spring season, including 38 goals scored compared to just three goals allowed.

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