Men’s soccer falls 2-0 at Providence

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Men’s soccer falls 2-0 at Providence

Marquette men's soccer has suffered four shutouts in 2019.

Marquette men's soccer has suffered four shutouts in 2019.

Photo by Katerina Pourliakas

Marquette men's soccer has suffered four shutouts in 2019.

Photo by Katerina Pourliakas

Photo by Katerina Pourliakas

Marquette men's soccer has suffered four shutouts in 2019.

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Marquette men’s soccer fell 2-0 to the Providence Friars Saturday night, suffering its second consecutive shutout in BIG EAST play and fourth shutout of the season.

Redshirt junior defenseman Manuel Cukaj was red-carded in the 10th minute. MU played with 10 players on the pitch for the rest of the match.

The Friars struck first in the 40th minute with a goal from midfielder junior Davis Smith off a cross from sophomore midfielder Christopher Roman.

Freshman midfielder Esben Wolf tacked on another goal for Providence in the 58th minute to extend its lead to 2-0. It was Wolf’s first goal of the season.

The Friars outshot the Golden Eagles 25-2 with 11 of their shots being on goal. MU’s two shots were a season low.

Sophomore goalkeeper Cedrik Stern made his third consecutive start in net and collected a season-high nine saves.

This was Marquette’s first road loss since Sept. 17 against the Milwaukee Panthers. Marquette is now 1-3 in BIG EAST play, matching last season’s loss total.

The Golden Eagles play their next match against the Villanova Wildcats in Pennsylvania at noon CT.

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