Oct. 3, 2017
|2017 Marquette Men's Soccer - Match 10
|Marquette (1-7-1, 1-2-0 BIG EAST) at Wisconsin (6-2-2, 3-1-0 Big Ten)
||Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 7 p.m. CT
||McClimon Soccer Complex | Madison, Wis.
||Live Stats | BTN2Go
||Twitter (in-game updates) | Facebook | Instagram
The Golden Eagles are seeking their second-straight win in Madison as the team closes out a three-game road trip and the non-conference slate against the in-state rival Badgers on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Central time with live streaming available on BTN Plus.
• Marquette closes out non-conference action against in-state rival Wisconsin on Wednesday in Madison, where, in 2015, MU claimed its first road win in the series since 1999. The match, scheduled for 7 p.m. Central time, will be streamed live on BTN Plus via the BTN2Go app.
The Last Meeting
October 5, 2016
Marquette Soccer Edged By Wisconsin, 1-0
Despite holding a 15-7 shots advantage and earning eight corner kicks, Marquette was unable to find the back of the net on Wednesday night and fell to in-state rival Wisconsin 1-0...
• The Golden Eagles and Badgers meet for the 57th time in a series dating back to the first season of Marquette Soccer in 1964. MU is unbeaten in five of the last seven meetings (4-2-1), while UW owns the overall edge, 29-16-11.
• Head Games: Marquette’s first five goals in 2017 were all scored off of headers, including Grant Owens’ third of the season to get MU on the board in a 4-2 win over Seton Hall. The four goals since have been via the non-header variety, thanks to Daniel Szczepanek (2) and Diego Núñez (2).
LAST TIME OUT
• The Golden Eagles gave the 14th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas all it could handle on Saturday, but ultimately fell 2-1 in Washington, D.C. Diego Núñez equalized in the 10th minute, erasing a 1-0 Hoya lead just 30 seconds after the hosts were able to grab their first advantage. GU added the decisive tally just 5 minutes later and both teams played an exciting, yet scoreless, second half of play. Connor Alba nearly tied it in the 78th minute, but a Hoya defender cleared it off the line in impressive fashion.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Noah Heim made six saves in his first career start for Marquette.
SCOUTING THE BADGERS
• Wisconsin has won five of its last six, including three-straight matches, and is off to a strong start with a record of 6-2-2 (3-1-0 Big Ten). Last week, the Badgers beat Wright State, 2-1, in double-overtime followed by a 3-2 win at Rutgers. UW has outscored opponents, 21-14, averaging over 2.00 goals per game and surrendering just three goals at home.
• The Badgers are 5-0 at home this season and unbeaten in its previous 18 matches (15-0-3) dating back to a 1-0 loss to Marquette on Oct. 7, 2015.
• Mike Catalano scored in each of UW’s previous two victories and leads the team with five goals on the year. Chris Mueller leads the squad with 16 points on four goals and eight assists, while Tom Barlow has 11 points on four goals and three assists.
• In net, Phillipp Schilling sports a 1.32 GAA with 38 saves and a .731 save percentage in 10 starts.
COMING UP NEXT
• Marquette enters a crucial stretch with the final six regular season games against BIG EAST Conference foes, beginning on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 7. The Golden Eagles welcome the Providence Friars, who made it all the way to the NCAA quarterfinals a season ago. Saturday’s start time is set for 1:05 p.m. Central and will be live streamed for free at GoMarquette.com.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. WISCONSIN
• Wednesday marks the 57th meeting all-time between in-state rivals Marquette and Wisconsin. The Golden Eagles are unbeaten in five of the last seven meetings (4-2-1), but the Badgers hold the all-time edge at 29-16-11.
• MU, which is 7-15-5 all-time in Madison, claimed a 1-0 victory back in 2015 when Kelmend Islami connected for the 77th minute goal. It was the first Marquette win in Madison since 1999.
• Last year, nearly 1,300 fans packed Valley Fields to witness Wisconsin return the favor with its first win in Milwaukee in 8 years. The Badgers received a goal from Mike Catalano in the 22nd minute then packed it in for the remainder of the contest as Marquette outshot UW, 15-7, while holding an 8-2 edge in corner kicks. Danny Jarosz led MU with three shots, including two on goal, while Daniel Szczepanek and Nick Parianos each fired off three shots as well.
ALUMNI DAY SET FOR HOMECOMING SATURDAY
• Marquette Soccer is excited to welcome back alumni for a reunion event at Valley Fields on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Golden Eagles invite all alumni to attend Saturday’s match vs. Providence at 1:05 p.m. Central time and stick around for an alumni social event to follow.
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