MSOC Hosts Wisconsin, G'town During #MUHomecoming Week

Oct. 4, 2016

2016 Marquette Men's Soccer - Match 10
Marquette (3-3-3, 0-2-1 BIG EAST) vs. Wisconsin (5-2-1, 3-1-0 Big Ten)
Date Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 7:05 p.m. CT
Location Valley Fields | Milwaukee
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MILWAUKEE -- MU Homecoming makes its return to campus and so does the Marquette men's soccer team, which will play host to in-state foe Wisconsin to close out non-conference play on Wednesday, before welcoming BIG EAST rival Georgetown to Valley Fields on Saturday. 

Wednesday's matchup against the Badgers will be a "Game Day Shirt Swap" as any fan who donates a non-Marquette college shirt will receive a Marquette shirt for free. On Saturday, students are invited to have free "Brunch at the Valley".

KEY STORYLINES
• Homecoming Week makes its return to Marquette and the Golden Eagles return to Valley Fields for a pair of big time matchups against in-state rival

The Last Meeting
Marquette1
Wisconsin0
October 7, 2015
Madison, Wis.
Marquette Soccer Takes Down Wisconsin, 1-0
For the first time since 1999, the Marquette University men's soccer team went into McClimon Soccer Complex and came away with a win, defeating Wisconsin 1-0 to claim bragging rights for the second straight year against its in-state rival Wednesday night, Oct. 7.

The Last Meeting
Marquette0
Georgetown3
October 14, 2015
Washington, D.C.
Marquette Falls to No. 10 Georgetown on the Road
The Marquette University men's soccer team faced the difficult task of taking on No. 10 Georgetown on the road, Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, and the Hoyas backed up their national ranking with a 3-0 BIG EAST Conference result at Shaw Field.

2016 Marquette Men's Soccer - Match 11
Marquette (3-3-3, 0-2-1 BIG EAST) vs. Georgetown (3-7-0, 1-2-0 BIG EAST)
Date Saturday, Oct. 8 | 1:05 p.m. CT
Location Valley Fields | Milwaukee
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Wisconsin (Wednesday, Oct. 5) and BIG EAST foe Georgetown (Saturday, Oct. 8).

• MU is looking to snap a two-game skid and win its third straight versus the Badgers, while closing out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 4-1-2 mark on Wednesday. MU has two straight shutouts over UW dating back to 2013 - a scoreless streak of 199:19 minutes for the Badgers.

• MU, seeking its first BIG EAST win on Saturday, hoping to catch a reeling Georgetown squad that looks to avoid dropping its third league match in four contests. The match will be aired on the BIG EAST Digital Network with a local Spanish radio broadcast via ESPN Deportes and ESPN Milwaukee.

SCOUTING THE BADGERS
• Wisconsin sports a 5-2-1 record, including a 3-1-0 mark in the Big Ten. It has a sterling 4-0-0 mark at home this season, but UW is just 1-2-1 away from the McClimon Complex. Winners of four of its last five matches overall, UW has won two straight over Saint Louis (2-0) and Rutgers (1-0) – both at home.

• Six Badgers have netted goals this season, including Christopher Mueller, who leads the team with eight points on three goals and two assists. Mike Catalano is second on the squad with six points on two goals and two assists, while two others are tied with four points apiece.

• In net, Philipp Schilling has started all eight matches, totaling 22 saves with a .786 save percentage and a 0.69 GAA. He earned his third shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory against Rutgers last time out.

• UW will be without its sophomore center back and captain Sam Brotherton for the next three matches while the Auckland, New Zealand native compete for his native country during the squad’s U.S. tour against Mexico (Oct. 8) and the U.S. (Oct. 11). Brotherton has appeared in six matches previously for New Zealand and was recently named the NSCAA National Player of the Week.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. WISCONSIN
• The Golden Eagles are 4-1-1 in the last six meetings vs. the Badgers and seeking their third straight win when they meet for the 56th time on Wednesday. MU hasn’t allowed a goal against UW since a 1-0 defeat back in 2013 – a span of 199:19 minutes. UW holds the all-time edge, 28-16-11.

• In last year’s meeting, MU recorded its second straight shutout against the Badgers with a 1-0 shutout, the first MU win in Madison since 1999. Redshirt senior Kelmend Islami scored the game-winner in the 77th minute, while Luis Barraza made two saves in his third career clean sheet.

COMING UP NEXT
• Following Saturday’s matchup against Georgetown, Marquette will hit the road once again to face No. 10 Creighton on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT
• Marquette was unable to come away with a road victory at Seton Hall, losing 2-0 on Saturday. The Pirates scored once in each half and held a 17-6 shots advantage. 

• Sophomore goalkeeper Luis Barraza collected six saves versus the Pirates. Barraza has tallied 25 saves so far this season.

A LOOK AT THE HOYAS
• Georgetown enters Saturday’s matchup with a 3-7-0 record, including a 1-2-0 mark in BIG EAST competition, after opening the season No. 10 in the NSCAA Preseason Poll.

• In their last match on Saturday, the Hoyas fell to No. 7/9 Butler, 4-2, in Indianapolis. It was GU’s third loss this season against a Top 10 opponent. The Hoyas grabbed an early lead on Arun Basuljevic’s second goal of the season in the 15th minute, however, Butler responded with three unanswered goals before the 55-minute mark.

• The Hoyas have struggled to find the back of the net, being outscored 13-8 through their first 10 contests. Senior forward Brett Campbell leads the Hoyas with three goals, including two game-winners, while Arun Basuljevic has two scores on the year.

• Highly-touted sophomore goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski has earned nine of 10 starts this season, totaling 45 saves with a .789 save percentage and a 1.33 goals against average.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. GEORGETOWN
• The Golden Eagles are in the midst of a difficult stretch against one of the perennial powers in the BIG EAST Conference and reigning regular season and tournament champions, who are 11-1-1 against MU all-time. Marquette’s lone win came from a 1-0 victory in Milwaukee back on Oct. 17, 2009.

• The last time both teams met, MU fell to then-No. 10 Georgetown 3-0 on Oct. 14, 2015. In the first half, Marquette held the Hoyas scoreless despite 11 shots, including five on target that were all saved by Luis Barraza. Though, GU finally broke through in the 47th minute as Arun Basuljevic scored on a header. The Hoyas would add insurance tallies in the 60th and 71st minutes to secure the victory at home.

MARQUETTE SOCCER ALUMNI WEEKEND SET FOR OCT. 22
• All Marquette Soccer alumni are invited back on Saturday, Oct. 22 when the Golden Eagles play host to Xavier at Valley Fields. The alumni celebration will kick off with a social at Sobelman’s at 5:30, followed by the game at 7:05 p.m. and an alumni recognition at halftime.

• Following the conclusion of the match, all alumni will be invited into the locker room and a post-game social with the staff will commence shortly after.

• To RSVP, contact John Mau at 414-828-6802 or via email at John.Mau@outlook.com.


 

 

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