Marquette concludes the Georgetown No. 1 home regular season
The Marquette University men’s soccer team (6-8-1, 3-5-1 BIG EAST) concludes its 2021 regular season this weekend with one final home game against No.1 Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday October 30 at 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) at Valley Fields.
Entering the game as the nation’s top-ranked team, Georgetown (13-1, 7-1 BIG EAST) spent most of the season atop the United Soccer Coaches poll. The Hoyas have one of the best goal differentials in the NCAA, overtaking their opponents by a combined score of 30-11 this season. Georgetown’s offense is led by junior forward Stefan Stojanovic, who has scored the team’s best seven goals. Goalkeepers Giannis Nikopolidis and Ethan Koehler separated in the net, making eight and six starts respectively.
This will be the third time in the program’s history that Marquette has faced a top-tier team, with previous occasions being a 3-1 loss to Creighton in 2015, and a 2-1 loss to Notre Dame in 2014.
MU will honor the seniors on Saturday
Marquette will be holding a senior evening ceremony ahead of Saturday’s competition to honor the 10 student-athletes who will play their final game at Valley Fields. Among those honored are the midfielder Christian Albelo (Alexandria, Virginia), forward AJ Franklin (Streamwood, Illinois), front Christian Gennaro (Vigevano, Italy), before Nick Guido (Matthews, NC), advocate Gabe Kash (Marshall, Ill.), Advocate Smith clay (Chesapeake, Virginia), goalie Cedrik Stern (Friedberg, Germany), striker Sam thornton (Rotherham, England), midfielder Zak Wegner (Hartland, Wisconsin) and Director Alec won (Kansas City, Missouri).
Post-season possibilities in play
Currently tied for seventh in the conference standings, the Golden Eagles still have hopes of qualifying for the six-team BIG EAST tournament. Marquette enters Saturday’s game needing at least one draw to keep his post-season hopes alive. A favorable result against the Hoyas is critical to Marquette’s qualifying efforts, but even a win won’t guarantee MU a place in the tournament.
History of the series
Historically, Georgetown has had the upper hand in the series between the Golden Eagles and the Hoyas, with an overall record of 14-1-3. Marquette’s only victory in the series came in Milwaukee on October 17, 2009, a 1-0 victory. The teams did not meet last season due to the shortened year by COVID.
v Georgetown (1-14-3)
(Last 5 meetings)
10/26/19 L 0-3 Washington, DC
11/11/18 L 0-2 Washington, DC
09/29/18 T 0-0 2OT Milwaukee
09/30/17 L 1-2 Washington, DC
10/8/16 T 1-1 2OT Milwaukee