MSOC Opens 2022 Marketing campaign With Pair of Residence Matches this Weekend

August 23, 2022

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MILWAUKEE — The Marquette College males’s soccer staff (0-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) is about to kick off its 2022 marketing campaign this weekend because it hosts a pair of matches at Valley Fields. MU will face the No. 11 Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m., then tackle the Utah Tech Trailblazers on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2:05 p.m.

Tulsa enters the season ranked No. 11 within the UnitedSoccerCoaches Preseason Ballot. The Golden Hurricanes posted a robust 2021 marketing campaign, which noticed them end the 12 months 16-2-1, peaking as excessive as No. 2 within the nationwide ballot. Alex Mienhard returns because the squad’s prime offensive menace after netting 12 objectives a season in the past. Ben Barkley, who led the staff with seven assists final 12 months, now performs for Marquette.

Utah Tech (often known as Dixie State previous to this season) completed its first season as a Division I program in 2021 with a 4-13-1 general mark.  The Trailblazers return seven starters from final 12 months’s squad. They are going to open their 2022 marketing campaign Thursday at Wisconsin earlier than touring to Milwaukee.

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Sunesson Named to Preseason All-BIG EAST Staff

For the second-consecutive season, senior striker Lukas Sunesson was named to the all-BIG EAST preseason staff. The Taby, Sweden, native was MU’s prime purpose scorer a season in the past, totaling six objectives on the 12 months to garner second-team all-BIG EAST honors. Sunesson was considered one of three MU gamers to start out all 16 matches in 2021, logging 1,069 minutes on the pitch.

As a staff, the Golden Eagles have been picked to complete seventh within the BIG EAST preseason coaches ballot, a place which displays their end from a season in the past. In 2021, MU completed the 12 months 7-8-1 general and 4-5-1 in league play to narrowly miss out on the convention touranment.

New Faces In all places

Whereas Marquette returns loads of manufacturing from final season, together with 11 starters and 16 letterwinners, it additionally welcomes in 10 newcomers. Seven freshmen and three transfers be a part of coach Louis Bennett‘s squad this fall.

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Newcomers embrace Ben Barkley (Tulsa, Okla.), Abdoul Karim Pare (Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire), Brooklyn Merl (Cologne, Germany), Ludvig Målberg (Västra Götaland, Sweden), Kyle Bebej (Joliet, Sick.), Diegoarmando Alvarado (Addison, Sick.), Mitar Mitrovic (Belgrade, Sweden), Lucas Nesthus (Pewaukee, Wis.), Tristan Rønnestad-Stevens (Perth, Australia) and Ryan Koschik (Chicago, Sick.)

Collection Historical past 

All-time in opposition to Tulsa, Marquette has cut up the  collection 1-1. The primary assembly got here again in 1983, a 1-0 victory. The groups met final season in Oklahoma, a 1-0 win for the Golden Hurricane on Sept. 6. In that contest, Tulsa’s Malik Henry-Scott netted the game-winning purpose within the 74th minute to solidify the win. Thursday will mark Tulsa’s first ever journey to Milwaukee.

Sunday’s sport would be the first ever assembly between Marquette and Utah Tech.