Marquette Takes On Wisconsin Wednesday in Madison
Sept. 27, 2011
MILWAUKEE -- On Wednesday the Marquette University men's soccer team will travel to in-state rival Wisconsin for a 7 p.m. Central time match at McClimon Complex. Both MU and the Badgers are unbeaten in their last three contests.
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• Marquette comes into the rivalry match winners of two straight matches and the Golden Eagles are unbeaten in the last three after a 1-4-0 start to the 2011 season.
• MU came from behind twice to win 3-2 at Syracuse on Saturday. In his second game as the starting striker, freshman C. Nortey scored the game-winner in the 88th minute and goalkeeper David Check had a career-high 12 saves.
• Wisconsin is 2-2 at McClimon Complex, including a 2-1 win over Loyola Marymount and 1-0 win over Western Illinois. MU lost to WIU 1-0 in the Panther Invitational earlier this month.
• The Golden Eagles are 1-6-1 since 2003 against their in-state rivals from Madison. MU's only win during that span was last year's 1-0 shutout at Valley Fields. Marquette has not won at Wisconsin since 1997.
• UW is also unbeaten in its last three matches. Offensively, the Badgers are led by Tomislav Zadro with eight points (2g, 4a) and seven points by Joey Tennyson (3g, 1a). UW keeper Ciro Martinez has posted two shutouts in five appearances.
• The Badgers received votes in the Sept. 27 NSCAA Great Lakes regional poll. UW was ranked 10th in the region in the previous poll.
GOLDEN EAGLES IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
• GK David Check is ranked 4th in NCAA Division I in saves (49) and 5th in saves per game (7.0).
MARQUETTE vs. BIG TEN
• In back-to-back fashion, the Golden Eagles followed up their win at Michigan with a 3-2 win at Syracuse in the BIG EAST opener on Sept. 24, in which MU had to come from behind twice. The rally was completed with a C. Nortey goal in the 88th minute.
• Nortey scored twice, including his first collegiate game-winner, in MU's come-from-behind win at Syracuse en route to collection multiple honors, including BIG EAST Rookie of the Week, College Soccer News Team of the Week and MU Student-Athlete of the Week accolades.
• Eric Pothast becomes just the second sophomore in Louis Bennett's 16 seasons as a collegiate 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.
• Freshman C. Nortey came to the United States to attend prep school on scholarship at the prestigious Hotchkiss School (Conn.) as part of the "Right to Dream" program, which originated in his home country of Ghana.
• Senior Calum Mallace, who immigrated with his family from Torphichen, Scotland, became a dual citizen of the United States this past summer.
• Head coach Louis Bennett was raised in England before heading to the United States to start a professional indoor soccer career. Bennett is joined on the staff by volunteer assistant Marcelo Santos, who is from Brazil.
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