Marquette Set For Home-Opening Weekend

Colin Koerber
Sept. 4, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's soccer team will host Gonzaga and Oregon State this weekend to kick off the first two of 10 home matches at Valley Fields this season. Friday, Sept. 5 marks the home opener against the Bulldogs at 5 p.m. Central time. The match against the Beavers will start at noon on Sunday.

MU is looking for its first victory of the season after dropping a pair of close matches last weekend at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Indiana. The Golden Eagles narrowly lost to the defending national champion, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 2-1 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. C. Nortey netted the lone goal for MU from a David Selvaggi assist. Two days later, MU was shutout in a 1-0 loss to No. 12 Indiana.

Marquette has never before played Gonzaga or Oregon State. The last time Marquette played a team from west of the Rocky Mountains was a 2-0 loss against Santa Clara University, Sept. 12, 2010 at Valley Fields. Gonzaga opened their season with a 4-0 loss to No. 4 Washington. Oregon State is coming off two victories to start its season, only allowing one goal combined in two matches against Evansville and Central Florida.

The men's soccer squad is looking to repeat its impressive 5-2-1 record at Valley Fields from last season.

For Friday's match against the Bulldogs, the first 150 students at Valley Fields will receive free pizza and all new MU students will get a free Marquette Soccer Prize Pack. Kids ages 13 and under are encouraged to bring their completed Fan Fest scorecard to the match for free admission.

On Sunday, all MU students will receive double student rewards points for attending the match against Oregon State. Along with it being High School/Club Team and $1 Root Beer Float Day, there will be a post-match autograph session for fans to enjoy. At both matches, fan will have a chance to win tickets to The Black Keys concert on Sept. 9, 2014 at 8 p.m. Central time at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

To purchase tickets, visit GoMarquette.com or call the ticket office at 414-288-GOMU. Both matches this weekend will be live streamed on GoMarquette.com. Fans can also follow Marquette men's soccer on Twitter (@marquettesoccer) for real-time updates all season long.

 

 

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