9.9 Tuesday Preview: #MACtion Edition

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Marquette's men's soccer and women's volleyball teams both take a break from Big East play tonight and take on two teams from the Mid-American Conference.

Fresh off a batch of top five rankings following their win over #2 Connecticut, the men's soccer team hosts Northern Illinois tonight at 7pm at Valley Fields. For those of you who haven't made it out to a match yet this year, it's the perfect night to do so: $2 tickets and $2 hot dogs are both available. If you see Joe True at the match, ask the Northern Illinois grad which side he's rooting for.

As for the Huskies (3-5-2, 2-0-0 MAC), they come in having earned all three wins this season in their last five games, including shutout wins in their last two outings. Juniors Gael Rivera (4G) and James Stevenson (3G, 2A) are tied for the points lead with eight each. Senior Jordan Godsey has seen every minute in net for NIU and carries a goals-against average of 1.21 and a save percentage of .768.

For those of you looking to stay indoors tonight, women's volleyball will be hosting Western Michigan at the Al McGuire Center starting at 7pm. It's $2 Tuesday for volleyball as well, plus any students in attendance will be entered into a raffle for a $50 Spirit Shop gift card. Marquette moved up in the AVCA rankings this week to 22 points and just 5 spots short of the top 25.

The Broncos (11-7, 4-2 MAC) come into Milwaukee having split the first two matches of a three match road swing. Senior Jessica Brown, who went to the same Michigan high school as Marquette's Jalyn Smith, leads WMU in kills at 3.24 per set. Terrin Norris is a more than capable setter, averaging more assists than MU's Elizabeth Koberstein, and Koberstein's 26th best in the country. Lena Oliver is the defensive ace for the Broncos, averaging 4.80 digs/set.

If you can't make it out to campus for either event, you can listen to Matt Trebby broadcast the men's soccer match on Marquette Radio and you can watch the volleyball match streamed live on GoMarquette.com with Kyle Dlabay and for MU AVCA All-American Ciara Jones on the call.

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