Aug. 25, 2012
Live Audio (WMUR) | Live Stats/Video (UWGB) | Game Notes
MILWAUKEE - Non-conference men's soccer action continues Sunday, Aug. 26, as Marquette University (1-0-0) hits the road to renew its long-standing rivalry with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1-0-0). Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT at Aldo Santaga Stadium.
Live Audio Streaming on WMUR Marquette Radio
Saturday’s match can be heard online via live streaming audio, courtesy of WMUR Marquette Radio. MU’s student-led radio station will again broadcast live a majority of MU men's soccer matches this season with play-by-play voice Matt Trebby on the call. You can Listen live at http://bitly/MURadio.
Marquette Hits The Road For First Time In 2012
Sunday's matinee marks the first road match of the 2012 campaign for the Golden Eagles, who hoisted the Milwaukee Cup trophy after rallying to a 3-2 win over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the regular season opener Friday night at Valley Fields.
About the Marquette Golden Eagles (1-0-0, 0-0-0 BIG EAST)
Louis Bennett enters his seventh season as head coach at Marquette and 17th season overall as a collegiate head coach. He returns eight starters for the third consecutive season and 16 returning players from the team that captured the 2011 BIG EAST Blue Division title, the programs first. MU has 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.
About the Green Bay Phoenix (1-0-0, 0-0-0 Horizon League)
Green Bay won its first game on the ledger under first-year head coach Dan Popik with a 1-0 shutout over Northern Kentucky on Friday as Phoenix goalkeeper Ryan Wehking recorded his school-record 19th career shutout.
The Phoenix return13 players from a squad that finished with an overall record of 11-7-1 and fourth place in the Horizon League (5-3-0). Kirby Allen was a Horizon League All-Newcomer Team selection last season.
Jansson’s Heroics Catapults Comeback Victory Over Milwaukee
Marquette had to come from behind twice against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to level the match before sophomore Sebastian Jansson stepped up to score the game-winning goal at the end of regulation. Jansson’s volley with one second remaining gave MU a 3-2 victory the Panthers. All three of Jansson’s collegiate goals have been game winners, including decisive goals against top-25 teams West Virginia and Notre Dame last season.
Golden Eagles Garner National Recognition
Marquette opens the 2012 campaign ranked No. 33 in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com and No. 34 by College Sports Madness. In addition, sophomore C. Nortey was named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST team. Nortey was also a preseason all-conference selection by College Sports Madness as was junior teammate Eric Pothast.
Marquette Undefeated In Preseason Tune-Up Matches
Marquette went undefeated in three exhibition matches with a 1-0-2 record leading up to Friday’s regular-season opener. MU opened the 2012 preseason with a 2-1 home victory over Loyola University Chicago, followed by a pair of 0-0 draws to Xavier and Wright State, respectively.