Golden Eagles To Challenge For Panther Invitational Title Sunday
Sept. 3, 2011
MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University men's soccer team will play for the Panther Invitational championship Sunday at Engelmann Stadium when the Golden Eagles (1-1-0) take on the Leathernecks of Western Illinois (0-2-1). Kickoff is set for noon CT.
Listen to this weekend’s matches live via streaming audio on GoMarquette.com, courtesy of WMUR Marquette Radio. Live stats are also available through Gametracker.
• Marquette is coming off a thrilling 3-2 double-overtime win over Western Michigan in the opening match of the Panther Invitational.
• Panther Invitational host Milwaukee blanked the Leathernecks 2-0 on Friday. Western Illinois is still looking for its first victory of the season after a 1-0 loss at Wisconsin to open the campaign, followed by a 1-1 against Drake.
• Milwaukee will face Western Michigan following Sunday’s noon match up between Marquette and Western Illinois.
• The Broncos equalized on a pair of converted penalty kick opportunities in the second half, the latter of which came less than four minutes from the end of the regulation.
• This is Marquette’s second appearance in the Panther Invitational. MU’s only other appearance came back in 1976. MU’s matches against WMU and WIU in this year’s tournament are considered neutral-site games by the NCAA; however, the Golden Eagles will be the designated home side in both contests.
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• MU assistant coach Steve Bode was a star defender for Milwaukee, patrolling the back line for the Panthers at Engelmann from 2003-2007. Bode is second all-time at Milwaukee in games started (83).
• Sunday’s match vs. Western Illinois is the second of three straight matches the Golden Eagles will play at Engelmann Stadium. MU will travel back to the East Side this Friday, Sept. 9 for the annual Milwaukee Cup derby to take on crosstown rival University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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