Men's Soccer Seeks First BIG EAST Division Title Wednesday

Michael Alfano

Oct. 25, 2011

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

KEY STORYLINES
• Marquette (18 pts) controls its own destiny in its quest for its first BIG EAST Conference Blue Division regular season championship. The Golden Eagles would clinch the title outright with a win Wednesday at second-place UConn (14 pts). MU would clinch at least a share of the title with a draw against the Huskies.

• MU clinched its third straight postseason berth under sixth-year head coach Louis Bennett with a 3-0 shutout victory this past Saturday at Seton Hall, led by a hat trick from freshman striker C. Nortey.

• The Golden Eagles enter Wednesday’s contest as the top-scoring offense in the Blue Division, averaging 1.62 goals per match, while Connecticut boasts perhaps the nation’s top defense. UConn has allowed just five goals in 16 games this season, including 12 shutouts.

• After beginning the season with a 1-4-0 record, the Golden Eagles have gone on to go unbeaten in nine of their last 11 matches with a 7-2-2 record during that stretch, including a 5-0-0 mark to begin BIG EAST play.

• MU is ranked No. 8 in the NSCAA Great Lakes Region for the second straight week. The Golden Eagles also tabbed their first-ever national ranking of the Louis Bennett-era as MU was tabbed No. 30 in the Oct. 17 College Soccer News poll. Marquette is ranked No. 20 this week by Goal.com.

• Marquette is still looking for its first win against the Huskies. Connecticut owns a 6-0-1 all-time advantage over the Golden Eagles and are 4-0-0 vs. MU at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.

RECENT HISTORY AGAINST TOP-10 TEAMS
• The Golden Eagles have earned a point in three of its last four regular-season matches against teams ranked in the top-10 in the NSCAA poll. Most recently, MU played No. 3 UConn to a 1-1 draw at Valley Fields Oct. 1, 2010.

GOLDEN EAGLES EARN BIG EAST HONORS
C. Nortey was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the second time this season following his three-goal performance at Seton Hall on Oct. 22. (MU’s Sebastian Jansson was the reigning BIG EAST Rookie of the Week). Calum Mallace was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.


 


 

 

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