MSOC Hosts Wisconsin, G'town During #MUHomecoming Week
Oct. 4, 2016
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.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Luis Barraza collected six saves versus the Pirates. Barraza has tallied 25 saves so far this season.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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