Men's Soccer Opens BIG EAST Play Against Providence

Sebastian Jansson
Sept. 26, 2014

MILWAUKEE - The No.-13 ranked and defending BIG EAST Conference champion Marquette University men's soccer team opens league play against Providence College Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7:05 p.m. Central time at Valley Fields.

MU (5-2-0) has won five matches in a row (all shutouts) and faces PC (5-2-0) for the first time since the final of the 2013 BIG EAST Men's Soccer Championship where the Golden Eagles defeated the Friars, 3-2, for the program's first conference tournament championship.

Under the direction of head coach Louis Bennett, Marquette has won six in a row at Valley Fields, including five straight shutouts. Since 2012, the Golden Eagles are 20-3-2 (.840) on their home pitch.

Saturday's match will be Marquette's debut on the all-new BIG EAST Digital Network. Fans can access an exclusive live stream of the match on the BEDN via Fox Sports Go or at Fans can also follow Marquette men's soccer on Twitter (@marquettesoccer) for real-time updates all season long.

All-America candidate goalkeeper Charlie Lyon has not allowed a goal since the 32nd minute in a 1-0 loss to Indiana the opening weekend of this season (Aug.31), stretching a span of 508:39. The last visiting player to score at Valley Fields was Seton Hall's Max Garcia in the 47th minute of a 2-1 MU win (Nov. 2, 2013).

The Last Meeting
Providence (Final)2
November 17, 2013
Chester, Pa. (PPL Park)
MU Wins BIG EAST Title With 3-2 Win Over Providence
The Marquette University men's soccer team hung on to defeat Providence 3-2 Sunday in the BIG EAST Men's Soccer Championship Final at PPL Park. It marks the first BIG EAST Men's Soccer tournament championship for MU (12-5-2), which also won a share of the league's regular-season title.

Saturday is Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night. All faculty/staff are encouraged to attend the match for free admission and a snack from the concessions stand. To purchase tickets, visit or call the ticket office at 414-288-GOMU. As always, Marquette students with a valid MU ID receive free admission.



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