Marquette Hosts Milwaukee In 2012 Regular Season Opener Friday
Aug. 23, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's soccer team will host the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the 2012 regular season opener, Friday, Aug. 24, at Valley Fields. Kickoff against the Panthers is set for 6:30 p.m. It marks the 40th time these two teams will play for the right to hoist the Milwaukee Cup trophy.
Fans are encouraged to wear navy blue to create a "Navy Nightmare" for the visiting Panthers.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for youth and are good for the MU women's soccer match versus the Panthers immediately following the men's game Friday. MU students get in free with their student ID. Call the MU ticket office at 414-288-GOMU to get your tickets in advance.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The first 500 fans receive a free t-shirt, courtey of Lowland Grand Cafe'
About the Marquette Golden Eagles (0-0)
MU will have its sights set on its fourth-straight postseason bid in 2012 after earning BIG EAST Men's Soccer Championship berths in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Marquette opens the 2012 campaign ranked No. 33 in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com and NO. 34 by College Sports Madness.
About the Milwaukee Panthers (0-0)
Milwaukee Cup History
There were 2,089 fans in attendance the last time Marquette hosted Milwaukee on Sept. 1, 2010. It was the largest crowd on record to see a men's soccer match at Valley Fields.
Milwaukee is 27-9-3 all-time against Marquette, while Bennett is 7-7-2 all-time in Cup matches and 2-3-1 against the Panthers in his MU career.
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