Marquette Opens Regular Season Friday With Milwaukee Cup
Aug 29, 2013
Match Day - Notes (pdf)
MILWAUKEE - Marquette University opens the 2013 men's soccer regular season Friday night at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Engelmann Field (7:30 p.m. Central time) to take on the Panthers for the right to hoist the Milwaukee Cup trophy.
The Golden Eagles, who are ranked as high as No. 8 in the preseason polls, reclaimed the Cup last year with a dramatic 3-2 buzzer-beater over Milwaukee at Valley Fields, sparking a 12-game winning streak to begin the 2012 campaign.
There will be free tickets and a shuttle to Engelmann Field for the first 100 Marquette students interested in attending Friday's match. Students should bring their Marquette I.D. and meet at the Al McGuire Center at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Buses will depart for the UWM campus at 7 p.m.
For information on how to purchase tickets, contact the UWM ticket office at 414-229-5886. The match will also be broadcast live in high definition on the Horizon League Network with Matt Menzl and Nate Lisko on the call.
College Soccer News has called the cross-town derby between Marquette and Milwaukee among the "Greatest Rivalries in College Soccer." Milwaukee holds a 27-10-3 advantage in the all-time series.
Louis Bennett enters his eighth year as head coach at Marquette University, after spending 10 seasons as head coach of the Panthers, leading Milwaukee to five straight NCAA tournament appearances.
The Golden Eagles are coming off a 16-4-1 overall mark in 2012 and the No. 7 overall seed in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship. MU welcomes a nationally ranked recruiting class in 2013, while returning seven starters and a number of key reserves.
Led by four preseason All-Americans (midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka, center back Axel Sjoberg, striker C. Nortey and goalie Charlie Lyon), Marquette is a consensus preseason top-25 program heading into Friday's regular-season opener at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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