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 foxsports.com/foxsportsgo. 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
Marquette3
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 GoMarquette.com 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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