Marquette Wire

Men’s Soccer: Road ends for Big East Blue Division champions

Mike Nelson

November 8, 2011

With one piece of individual brilliance, Marquette’s Big East Championship tournament run ended in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 loss to the No. 15 Louisville Cardinals (12-5-2, 5-4-2 Big East) at Valley Fields Sunday. Louisville senior f...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Golden Eagles soar to first Big East title

Mike Nelson

November 1, 2011

When the last second ticked off the game clock of Marquette’s 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday night, coach Louis Bennett finally achieved what he hadn’t done since arriving at Marquette five seasons ago: bring a conference championship to Mar...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Who needs luck? MU downs Irish 1-0

Mike Nelson

October 13, 2011

The No. 12/13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-2-4, 1-2-1 Big East) may have outshot the Marquette Golden Eagles (6-5-2, 4-0-0 Big East) 17-12 Wednesday night. But Marquette had the one shot that mattered as it defeated Notre Dame 1-0. The victory keeps the Golden Eagles undefeated in Big East play, the longest Marquette has...

Men’s Soccer: Back line becoming more defined

Mike Nelson

September 20, 2011

Defense wins championships. Thus far in the season, however, the Marquette men’s soccer team (2-4-1) has not had the continuity needed to form a strong backline, having had to juggle its lineup as it continued to deal with injuries. Overall, 10 players have spent time on the backline. ...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Senior leaders return to similar results

Mike Nelson

September 13, 2011

The Marquette men's soccer team has played two games with defender Michael Alfano and midfielder Calum Mallace back from injury — but both games brought losses, dropping the team's record to 1-4. The Milwaukee Cup remained with Wisconsin-Milwaukee Friday night as the Panthers ...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Sjoberg out, defensive line tries to find itself

Mike Nelson

September 6, 2011

The 2010 season was muddled with injuries. The 2011 season started off with injuries. Now add another. Already down two starters (senior midfielder Calum Mallace and defender Michael Alfano) the Marquette men’s soccer ...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: A team on the rise

Mike Nelson

August 29, 2011

In 2009 the Marquette women’s volleyball team reversed its record and posted an 18-12 season after an 11-18 record in 2008. It followed up this reversal with a third place Big East finish in 2010. Like volleyball two years ...

Spring finishes with the battle for Wisconsin

Mike Nelson

April 28, 2011

Some say the best defense is a good offense. Others say defense wins championships. Whatever the philosophy, the Marquette men’s soccer team has both ends covered this spring, which makes philosophical preference irrelev...

Keeping opponents in ‘Check’

Mike Nelson

October 12, 2010

Athletic? Check. Stable? Check. A winner? David Check. At the heart of Marquette’s six game unbeaten streak has been a “crazy kid” between the pipes, as redshirt sophomore David Check referred to his childhood self. In 10 starts this season, Check has posted five...

Dark knight shines on the soccer field

Mike Nelson

September 28, 2010

Batman is a superhero who has no real special super power, but is blessed with an enormous amount of financial resources. When freshman midfielder Eric Pothast was a child, that was his favorite superhero. His Batman ambitions...

Stummer a selfless leader on men’s soccer team

Mike Nelson

September 7, 2010

Straightforward. Undiplomatic. Opinionated. Those are some of the words used by men’s soccer coach Louis Bennett to describe senior midfielder Matt Stummer, who is a co-captain with junior defenseman Scott Miller. Bennett...

Replacing Pyzdrowski no easy task

Mike Nelson

August 30, 2010

Coming off its first ever appearance in the Big East Tournament last season, the Marquette men’s soccer team returns to action this fall down six seniors—most notably goalkeeper Matt Pyzdrowski. Pyzdrowski started 15 of the team’s 18 matches last year, posted five shutouts and po...