MARQUETTE SET FOR PAIR OF NON-CONFERENCE MATCHES
The Marquette University men’s soccer team (3-2-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) prepares to host the final games outside of the conference to take on some opponents in Valley Fields. The Golden Eagles first host the Yale Bulldogs of the Ivy League (2-0-2, 0-0 Ivy) on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m., before welcoming opposing Milwaukee (1-3-2, 0-). 0 Horizon) on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. Both matches will be streamed on FloSports.
After setting a 7-5-4 record in 2021, the Bulldogs are still undefeated with two wins and a pair of draws this season. The team comes from consecutive wins, most noting a 1-0 home win over BIG EAST opponent Villanova. Senior striker Paolo Carroll, the team’s top goalscorer from a season ago, has accounted for two of Yale’s six goals this season.
The Panthers start the year 1-3-2 after finishing the 2021 season with an overall record of 9-8-1. Milwaukee comes home from two straight 1-1 draws, against Drake and Western Illinois respectively. It will face Robert Morris at home for Tuesday’s game.
THREE GOLDEN EAGLES REVENED BY BIG EAST
After their individual performances in Marquette’s 3-0 win over Michigan last week, three MU players earned the BIG EAST weekly honors. Senior Defender Alex Mirsberger was named the league’s ‘Defensive Player of the Week’ after helping the Golden Eagle defense clear a clean sheet, while also scoring a goal on the offensive side. Senior Chandler Hallwood was honored for the second consecutive week, this time as Goalkeeper of the Week, after scoring his second consecutive out. Second attacker Abdul Karim Pare was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after scoring two of MU’s three goals in the match.
PARE LEADING MU .’S ATTACK
After joining Marquette in the off-season as a transfer from NAIA LSU-Shreveport, Abdul Karim Pare has had an immediate impact on the Golden Eagles in their 2022 campaign.
The second Ivory Coast forward currently leads the team in points and is tied for the team leader in both goals and assists, with a total of eight points on three goals and two assists. Pare also recorded game winners against both Utah Tech and Michigan. Pare also leads the squad with a .429 shot percentage, scoring his three goals on just seven total shots.
Marquette and Yale meet Saturday for the first time in program history. In fact, MU has met Ivy League opponents only three times (Penn twice, Columbia once) and has a 0-1-2 record in those games.
Tuesday’s game marks the 48th all-time meeting between Marquette and Milwaukee, the second longest-running series in MU history. The Panthers historically have a 11-31-5 lead, with Marquette’s last win in 2014. Having met in 47 consecutive years between 1973-2019, the squads have not played for the past two years.