Men's Soccer Can Win Division Title Saturday At Home Against Pitt
Oct. 28, 2011
MILWAUKEE -- All eyes will be on Valley Fields this Saturday, Oct. 29 as the Marquette University men's soccer team can clinch its first BIG EAST Conference Blue Division title with a home against Pittsburgh in the final match of the 2011 regular season.
Kick off against the Panthers is set for 7:05 p.m. Central time. There will be a brief ceremony beforehand to honor the Golden Eagles senior class. Also, join us for "Halloween at the Valley." The Trick-or-Treat Zone will open at 6:30 p.m.
Marquette students will recieve a free full-size candy bar for wearing a Halloween costume. A $100 gift card to the MU Spirit Shop will be awarded to the student with the best costume.
Admission to Marquette Soccer home games is free for students, $5 for adults and $2 for youth. Public parking is free. To contact the Ticket Office, call (414) 288-GOMU or go to GoMarquette.com/tickets.
Marquette (8-7-2, 6-2-0 BIG EAST) is currently first place in the Blue Division standings with 18 points in league matches, one point ahead of Connecticut, heading into the final day of the regular season Saturday against the Panthers (4-12-1, 2-6-0 BIG EAST).
Listen to the match online via live streaming audio, courtesy of WMUR Marquette Radio.
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• MU clinched its third straight postseason berth under sixth-year head coach Louis Bennett with a 3-0 shutout victory last weekend at Seton Hall.
• Coach Bennett’s squad have secured at least one home match in the upcoming BIG EAST Championship. MU would clinch a first-round bye tourney and host a quarterfinal match if it was to finish in first or second place in the division standings.
• After beginning the season with a 1-4-0 record, the Golden Eagles have gone on to go unbeaten in nine of their last 12 matches with a 7-3-2 record during that stretch, including a 5-0-0 mark to begin BIG EAST action, its best-ever start in conference play.
• The Golden Eagles are ranked No. 8 in the NSCAA Great Lakes Region for the second straight week. MU 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 coming off a 3-0 loss at No. 5/2 Connecticut but continue to lead the BIG EAST Blue Division, one point ahead of the Huskies, who play Saturday night at Seton Hall. Pittsburgh has lost five straight and are 0-5-0 in road matches this season.
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