39th Annual Milwaukee Cup Match Slated For Friday
Sept. 8, 2011
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University men’s soccer team makes its third straight trip to Engelmann Stadium when the Golden Eagles face the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers in the 39th annual playing of the Milwaukee Cup at 7:30 p.m. CT.
MU returns to the East Side for its annual derby after going 1-1-0 this past weekend in the Panther Invitational. The Golden Eagles defeated Western Michigan 3-2 in double-overtime last Friday before falling to Western Illinois on Sunday, 1-0, in the 90th minute.
The Panthers are currently in possession of the Milwaukee Cup, a traveling trophy that stays with the team that won the match the year previously (or in an event of a draw). The Panthers knocked off MU 4-2 at Valley Fields to re-claim the Cup after two years.
Milwaukee owns a 26-9-3 all-time record in Milwaukee Cup matches dating back to the first-ever matchup against Marquette back on Sept. 22, 1973.
Golden Eagles head coach Louis Bennett has a 7-6-2 career record in the Milwaukee Cup. He went 5-4-1 in 10 seasons as the head coach for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1996-2005) and holds an even 2-2-1 mark in his five previous seasons at Marquette.
FOLLOW LIVE GAME ACTION
• Watch a live video stream of the 2011 Milwaukee Cup on the Horizon League Network (www.horizonleague.org) with Matt Schroeder on the call.
EXPERIENCED ROSTER RETURNS IN 2011
OFFENSE CREATING CHANCES
• Eric Pothast becomes just the second sophomore in Louis Bennett’s 16 seasons as head coach to be tabbed a team captain. The only other sophomore to earn such an honor was current MU assistant coach Steve Bode when Bode played for Bennett while at Milwaukee.
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