Last week Sunday, the Marquette women's soccer team gave up an early goal in a Big East Quarterfinal match at Valley Fields and fell to Notre Dame, 1-0.
Yesterday, the Marquette men's soccer team gave up a fairly early goal in a Big East Quarterfinal match at Valley Fields and fell to Louisville, 1-0.
Colin Rolfe's goal in the 23rd minute was the only scoring needed for the Cardinals, and it was one of those goals where the longer the guy dribbles the ball, the more sure you become that his eventual shot is going to go in. Rolfe kept control of the ball in traffic, avoided defenders, and eventually put the ball where MU keeper David Check had no chance to make a play on it.
The game started out physical (13 combined fouls in the first half) and continued that way in the second half when 4 cards were issued in a 27 minute stretch, including a red card for Louisville's Alexander Obbey at 80:34, just 9 seconds after he had subbed back in. Marquette did their best to take advantage of having an extra man, but Andy Huftalin had a shot blocked, Calum Mallace missed high, and Sebastian Jansson missed wide down the stretch to lock up Louisville's 4th straight shutout.
With the loss, the men's season is put on hold until Monday, November 14, as they wait to see if the work they did during the Big East season is enough to put them into the NCAA College Cup field.