Fans Should Arrive Early For Sunday's Home Opener
Aug 31, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's soccer team will host Green Bay in its 2013 home opener Sunday, Sept. 1, at Valley Fields. Kickoff is 4:05 p.m. Central time. Fans are encouraged buy tickets in advance and arrive early due to limited seating.
Capacity for home men's and women's soccer matches at Valley Fields this fall is capped at 500 fans until the ongoing stadium project is finished in early October. Admission at the gate is $5 for adults ($3 for youth age 18 and younger). Students with a Marquette I.D. get in free. There will also be free pizza for the first 150 Marquette students in attendance at Sunday's match against the Phoenix.
Also, please note that live audio/video streaming will not be available for Marquette men's and women's soccer home matches until construction to the Valley Fields press box has been completed.
MU (0-1-0) dropped its regular-season opener on the road, 2-1, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday night. Redshirt sophomore C. Nortey scored the lone goal for the Golden Eagles when he leveled the match at 1-1 in the 17th minute, but Marquette was unable to complete the comeback after surrendering a pair of first-half goals.
Green Bay (1-0-0) enters Sunday's contest coming off a 3-2 victory in its 2013 lidlifter Friday at DePaul. The host Blue Demons bookended the first half with goals in the second and 45th minutes to secure a 2-1 lead going into halftime, but the Phoenix scored twice unanswered to open the second half with goals from Sam Krenzien (48') and Audi Jepson (50'), respectively.
The Golden Eagles are unbeaten in their last 13 regular-season matches on the natural grass pitch at The Valley, boasting a 12-0-1 record during that stretch. Marquette's last regular-season home loss on grass was a 1-0 setback to Northern Illinois on Oct. 4, 2011.
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