Marquette Set to Host No. 12/13 Notre Dame Wednesday

Amilcar Herrera

Oct. 11, 2011

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MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University men's soccer team will put its unbeaten BIG EAST Conference record on the line Wednesday night at Valley Fields when the Golden Eagles host divisional rival No. 12/13 Notre Dame. Kick off is set for 7:05 p.m. CT.

FOLLOW GAME ACTION
• Listen to the match live via streaming audio on GoMarquette.com, courtesy of WMUR Marquette Radio. Bookmark http://bit.ly/MURadio on your Internet web browser for quick access.

• Live stats are also available in real time by clicking on the GameTracker link on GoMarquette.com.

• Wednesday’s match will be televised tape delayed regionally on Time Warner Cable Sports32. For a list of replay times, visit TimeWarnerCable.com/Wisconsin.

KEY STORYLINES
• Head coach Louis Bennett leads his Golden Eagles into a three-game home stand against nationally ranked opponents beginning with Wednesday’s match against No. 12/13 Notre Dame. MU will also host No. 23/24 West Virginia and Georgetown, ranked No. 20 in this week’s NSCAA poll.

• The Golden Eagles are the only team with a perfect 3-0-0 record through the first three BIG EAST Conference games and sit atop the Blue Division standings with nine points.

• Marquette is off to its best start in conference play in 15 years with three straight wins, including the Golden Eagles’ 3-1 victory Saturday at nationally ranked Providence College (No. 22, Soccer America) to open divisional play.

• Notre Dame enters this week ranked No. 12 in the NSCAA poll and No. 13, according to Soccer America. The Irish are coming off a 0-0 draw against top-ranked Connecticut. They are 1-1-0 on the road in 2011, including a 1-0 victory at Michigan State and 2-1 double-overtime loss at No. 15 St. John’s.

• Wednesday’s contest is a rematch of last year’s BIG EAST Conference tournament quarterfinal in which No. 19/12 Irish defeated Marquette 2-1 at Notre Dame’s Alumni Stadium.

• MU looks to improve to 4-0-0 in league games for the first time since 1997 when Marquette went unscathed in its first four Conference USA matches. That 1997 squad later advanced to the first, and only, NCAA tournament appearance in MU men’s soccer team history.

SERIES HISTORY
• The Fighting Irish lead the all-time series with Marquette, 13-5-1, and have won their last seven matches against the Golden Eagles. MU’s last win over Notre Dame was a 4-0 decision back in 1990. The overall series dates back to the 1964 season.


 

 

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