No. 12 Marquette Travels to No. 7 Georgetown

MU faces its second top 10 opponent this season.

Oct. 3, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - The No. 12-ranked Marquette University men's soccer team opens BIG EAST Conference play against No. 7 Georgetown in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, Oct. 4 at noon Central time.

Saturday's match against Georgetown marks MU's debut on the all-new BIG EAST Digital Network. Fans across the world can access the BEDN through their desktop or FOX Sports Go mobile app. Fans can also follow Marquette men's soccer on Twitter (@marquettesoccer) for real-time updates all season long.

MU's originally scheduled BIG EAST opener for Sept. 27 against Providence was postponed due to travel issues for the Friars. Marquette is the defending BIG EAST regular-season and tournament champion.

MU enters Saturday's contest with a program-record six consecutive shutouts, the longest current winning streak in the BIG EAST. In their last two matches, the Golden Eagles shut out Northern Illinois, 2-0 (Sept. 20) in DeKalb, Illinois and blanked in-state rival Wisconsin, 3-0 (Oct. 1) at Valley Fields.

All-America candidate Charlie Lyon has now extended his scoreless minutes streak to 598:39 minutes going into Saturday's game against the Hoyas. The last opponent to score on Lyon was Indiana's Michael Riedford in the 32nd minute of MU's last loss, a 1-0 setback to the Hoosiers (Aug. 31) on the opening weekend of the season.

Marquette is looking for its first-ever win at Shaw Field (0-4). Georgetown leads the all-time series history with a 9-1-0 record against MU.

Marquette and Georgetown were tied atop the 2014 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll with 75 points apiece. The Hoyas received five of the 10 first place votes to MU's four. Only Georgetown (4) had more preseason selections than MU (3).

• Saturday's match is MU's (6-2-0, 0-0-0) BIG EAST opener. The originally scheduled 2013 league opener vs. Providence (Sept. 27) was postponed due to travel issues for the Friars.

• Marquette is the defending BIG EAST regular-season and tournament champions.

• MU enters the weekend with a program-record six consecutive shutouts and the longest current win streak (6) in the BIG EAST.

• The Golden Eagles blanked in-state rival Wisconsin, 2-0, last time out (Wednesday, Oct. 1).

• Hermann Trophy candidate C. Nortey scored both goals in last Wednesday's win over Wisconsin.

• Goalkeeper Charlie Lyon, a Senior CLASS Award candidate and an Academic All-American, has not allowed a goal in 598:39 minutes (a school record).

• The last player to score on MU was Indiana's Michael Riedford in the 32nd minute of a 1-0 opening-weekend (Aug. 31) loss to the Hoosiers in Bloomington.

• MU is out-scoring its opponents by a combined margin of 11-0 during its current six-match winning streak

• Head coach Louis Bennett and the Golden Eagles are looking for their first-ever win at Shaw Filed (0-4).

• Georgetown leads the all-time series with an overall record of 9-1-0.

• MU and Georgetown were tied atop the 2014 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll with 75 points apiece.

• MU & Georgetown dominated the BIG EAST preseason awards: Marquette's Axel Sjoberg (Preseason Defensive Player of the Year); Georgetown's Brandon Allen (Preseason Offensive Player of the Year) and Tomas Gomez (Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year).

 

 

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