Lyon, Sjoberg Pick Up BIG EAST Weekly Recognition

Lyon, MU's defense continue to shut down opponents
Oct. 13, 2014

MILWAUKEE - Marquette University men's soccer players Charlie Lyon and Axel Sjoberg both earned player of the week spots on the BIG EAST weekly honor roll today after leading the Golden Eagles' defense to a school-record eighth straight shutout in a 2-0 win Saturday (Oct. 11) vs. St. John's.

Lyon, who won BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week, played all 90 minutes as Marquette moved to 7-2-1 (1-0-1 BIG EAST). His consecutive shutout minutes streak is now 808:39 minutes, the 10th longest such streak in the history of NCAA Division I men's soccer.

Lyon leads the conference in many statistical categories for goalkeepers, including goals against average at 0.29, save percentage at .912 and shutouts at eight. The St. Charles, Illinois, native now has 28 career shutouts in 53 career starts, which ranks fourth in the nation amongst active keepers.

On top of Lyon's current overall consecutive shutout minutes streak, he has not been scored on at Valley Fields in the last 741:40 minutes.

Sjoberg played on the backline all 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over visiting St. John's (Oct. 11). Sjoberg's defensive effort, which earned him the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, against the Red Storm helped preserve another MU clean sheet, bringing MU's streak to eight, currently the best in the BIG EAST and a program-record.

The MU defense has not given up a goal in 808:39 minutes, the 10th longest such stretch in NCAA Division I men's soccer history.

Marquette's BIG EAST slate rolls on with a midweek trip to Indianapolis to take on Butler (Wednesday, Oct. 15) and a home matchup with Xavier on Saturday (Oct. 17).

 

 

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