Men's Soccer Travels to Face Hoyas Saturday

Oct. 22, 2010

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Head coach Louis Bennett and the Marquette University men's soccer team embark on a two-game road swing which begins Saturday, Oct. 23, at Georgetown. Kickoff against the Hoyas is set for Noon CT and can be heard online, courtesy of WMUR Marquette Radio.

MU (5-5-4, 2-2-2 BIG EAST) remained in fifth place in the Blue Division standings following its 1-0 double-overtime home loss to Providence College on Wednesday. Georgetown meanwhile sits atop the table as of Friday afternoon with 5-1 mark in conference play and 9-4-1 overall.

The Golden Eagles only win over the Hoyas came last year when MU defeated nationally ranked Georgetown by a final tally of 1-0 at Valley Fields. Georgetown has won a league-best seven straight matches heading into Saturday's contest.

Marquette wraps up its road swing Wednesday, Oct. 27 at West Virginia before returning home to close out the regular season on Oct. 30 when the Golden Eagles are scheduled to host Seton Hall.

KEY STORYLINES
• Marquette begins a two-game road swing Saturday at Georgetown ... Kickoff is scheduled for Noon CT ... The Golden Eagles will return to Milwaukee after its match with the Hoyas before traveling to West Virginia to face the Mountaineers on Oct. 27.

• MU held on to the fifth spot in the BIG EAST Blue Division standings following its 1-0 double-overtime home loss to Providence on Wednesday.

• Georgetown took over the top spot in the division with its 1-0 win at Pittsburgh ... The Hoyas (15 pts) will either be tied for first or fall to second, however, entering Saturday’s match with MU, as Connecticut (14 pts) plays Notre Dame (12 pts) on Friday evening. • Saturday’s match will be broadcast online, courtesy of WMUR Marquette Radio, and is the first away match to be broadcast this year and the ninth of 10 scheduled broadcasts for WMUR.

ABOUT THE OPPONENT
• The Hoyas have won seven straight matches, including five consecutive victories over conference opponents ... Georgetown had lost four of five matches before going on its current win streak.

• Head coach Brian Wiese is in his fifth season at Georgetown and returned eight starters and 19 letterwinners from last year’s squad that finished fourth in the BIG EAST Blue Division with a 6-5 mark.

SERIES HISTORY
• Marquette defeated the nationally ranked Hoyas 1-0 at Valley Fields last season ... It was MU’s first-ever win over Georgetown in a total of five matches ... GU is 2-0 all-time against the Golden Eagles at home.


 

 

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