Marquette Soccer Travels to Rival Wisconsin Wednesday
Oct. 6, 2015
• The Golden Eagles suffered a disappointing setback to Villanova last time out, surrendering two unanswered goals to fall 2-1. Redshirt senior C. Nortey collected his second goal in as many games in the 40th minute to give MU a brief 1-0 lead.
• Wednesday’s match-up against in-state rival Wisconsin will mark the 55th meeting all-time between both programs. The two teams have have met at least once in all 51 seasons of Marquette Soccer dating back to the inaugural season in 1964.
• UW holds a 28-15-11 lead in the all-time series. MU is unbeaten in four of the last meetings, and came away with a 2-0 win at Valley Fields in last year’s match-up on Oct. 1, 2014.
• C. Nortey moved into sole possession of sixth place all-time in the Marquette record books with his 29th career goal against Villanova on Saturday. It gave him five points on the week and he was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his peformances.
• The Badgers trailed 3-1 to Michigan in the 22nd minute before Christopher Mueller and Nick Jones tallied scores in the 44th and 48th minutes, respectively, to tie it. UW earned the draw despite being outshot 23-10.
• UW was picked to finish last out of nine Big Ten teams in the preseason coaches poll, behind league-favorite Maryland, after finishing 3-12-3 and without a conference win in 2014.
• The Badgers returned three of their top-four scorers this season, including Mark Segbers and Tom Barlow who have combined for 13 points and each have two goals apiece this season. Leading the way offensively has been sophomore Christopher Mueller, who has a team-high eight points on three goals and two assists.
• In net, sophomore Adrian Remeniuk has earned six starts among a trio of Badger goalkeepers. Remeniuk has a 2-3-1 record with a 1.96 GAA and a .658 save percentage. He earned the team’s lone shutout this season with a 1-0 overtime win at Rutgers back on Sept. 11.
• Marquette looked poised to take a one-goal advantage into halftime until the Wildcats responded with a set piece of their own off a corner kick with 40 seconds remaining in the opening 45 minutes. VU scored again to take the lead in the 78th minute and held on for the win despite two quality chances by the Blue & Gold in the final minute.
• Villanova held an 18-15 advantage in shots with an 11-3 margin in shots on goal. Luis Barraza made nine saves in defeat.
• Both teams have met at least once in all 51 seasons of Marquette Soccer dating back to the inaugural season in 1964, which was a 3-0 win for the Golden Eagles in Milwaukee.
• MU is unbeaten in four of the last five meetings, going 3-1-1 over that span, including a 2-0 win last time they met on Oct. 1, 2014 at Valley Fields. Holding a No. 12 ranking at the time, Marquette outshot UW, 22-8, and used two C. Nortey goals in the 40th and 63rd minutes to take down the Badgers. Charlie Lyon made three saves to preserve the shutout.
• The Golden Eagles are seeking its first road win over the Badgers since a 2-1 win back in 1999, a span of seven winless trips (0-4-3).
• Marquette was one of 217 institutions across all divisions to have both their men’s and women’s teams recognized for this award - the seventh straight time MU has accomplished that feat.
• Currently, Creighton leads the way with a No. 1 ranking in every major poll, including College Soccer News, Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer America, while Georgtown, Xavier and Butler are also featured in the top-25.
• Nortey assisted on David Selvaggi’s goal in the 7th minute to give MU a 1-0 lead on No. 7 Notre Dame and then scored in the 67th to make it 2-1 MU before ND rallied for a 4-2 win late. Nortey also gave MU the lead when he tallied the game’s first goal in a 2-1 loss to Villanova.
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