Marquette Arrives in Michigan, Ready For Rematch With Wolverines Sunday

Calum Mallace scored on a free kick in last year's 1-1 draw vs. Michigan at Valley Fields.

Sept. 17, 2011

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Marquette University men's soccer team arrived in Ann Arbor, Mich., earlier today to get ready for Sunday's match at the University of Michigan (1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET). It marks the second of two consecutive games for the Golden Eagles against Big Ten Conference teams.

Listen to the match live via streaming audio on GoMarquette.com, courtesy of WMUR Marquette Radio. Just click on the Live Audio link at the top of this page. Live stats are also available in real time through Gametracker on GoMarquette.com.

KEY STORYLINES
• Marquette travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., to face the Wolverines Sunday in the second of two straight matches against Big Ten Conference opponents.

• MU drew 1-1 with Michigan State at home Friday night, halting the Golden Eagles’ three-game losing streak. Calum Mallace scored the go-ahead goal, his first goal of the season, on a penalty kick in the 61st minute.

• Michigan fell 2-1 in overtime Friday at No. 22/20 Notre Dame. Latif Alashe scored 39 seconds into the match to give U-M a 1-0 lead. Adam Mena scored twice for the Irish, including the game-winner in the 91st minute.

• Co-captain Eric Pothast is listed as probable for Sunday. The sophomore central defender missed Marquette’s last game due to a concussion suffered in the home opener against Wright State.

• Marquette will wear its blue away kit on Sunday while Michigan will wear its traditional maize-colored uniforms.

ABOUT THE OPPONENT
• Michigan is coming off a NCAA College Cup final four appearance in 2010. Fabio Pereira and Etienne Lussiez have scored three goals each in eight games to lead U-M. Goalkeeper Adam Grinwis comes into the match with a 1.47 GAA and one shutout. The Wolverines are playing their third match within a span of five days.

SERIES HISTORY
• Despite over 90 years of combined history between the two teams, Marquette and Michigan met for the first time ever last season, playing to a 1-1 draw at Valley Fields. Calum Mallace equalized the match on an MU free kick in the 79th minute following an early second-half goal for the Wolverines.

WHEN MU SCORES FIRST
• Marquette is 11-1-1 over the course of its last 13 games when the Golden Eagles score the go-ahead goal ... Going back to the 2008 season opener, the Golden Eagles boast a 15-2-2 mark when they score first, outscoring their opponents 36-14 during that stretch.


 

 

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