Men's Soccer Set To Host Loyola Chicago Saturday
Sept. 20, 2013
MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University men's soccer team will host the Ramblers of Loyola Chicago at Valley Fields this Saturday, Sept. 21 following the MU women's soccer match. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. Central time.
Saturday night is "$1 Days" at The Valley. Hot dogs, chips and soda are just one buck, while they last. Also, all fans in attendance will have a chance to win a Marquette Soccer ball signed by the men's soccer team.
The Ramblers of Loyola Chicago (3-2-0) had a three match-winning streak of their own halted with a 1-0 loss against Northern Kentucky their last time out. After an 0-2-0 start to their season, the Ramblers rattled off three straight victories with wins over Grand Canyon (W, 1-0), IPFW (W, 1-0) and Eastern Illinois (W, 3-0).
Saturday's contest marks the first match of the season under the lights at Valley Fields for the Golden Eagles. It is also their last non-conference test before traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio next weekend for the BIG EAST Conference opener against Xavier, one of three newcomers (Butler, Creighton) to the 10-team league.
Loyola Chicago will be seeking their first win over Marquette in a series that dates back to 1968. (See "Series History" below)
The Ramblers travel to Milwaukee for the fourth game of their current five-game stretch away from home. Loyola Chicago is 2-1-0 on the road this season; the Ramblers lone road loss was a 5-2 setback at Michigan.
About the Marquette Golden Eagles (3-2-1, 0-0-0 BIG EAST)
Eight different Marquette players have found the back of the net this season, led by freshmen Coco Navarro, Jake Taylor, Louis Bennett II and redshirt sophomore C. Nortey with two goals apiece. Taylor, a defender, is part of an MU backline that has registered a combined 14 points on offense.
Marquette's goal production has come without the services of All-American attacking midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka. The senior co-captain suffered a concussion in the season-opener at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has missed the last five matches.
Scouting the Loyola Chicago Ramblers (3-2-0, 0-0-0 Missouri Valley)
Valley Fields Stadium Project Nearing Completion
Marquette's Last Time Out