Men's Soccer: #20/#19 Marquette 3, Western Illinois 0

Most defenders have trouble containing Adam Lysak with their eyes open. This chap from UIC's just making things worse for himself. (via Maggie Casey/MarquetteImages.com)

Back on Saturday night, Marquette's freshly ranked men's soccer team took on the defending Summit League champion Western Illinois Leathernecks and walked away with their fourth consecutive shutout win by the score of 3-0. Marquette moves to 5-0-0 to start the season, a mark that has been equaled just once in the 48 year history of men's soccer at Marquette when the 1993 team started out with five straight wins.

It took Eric Pothast just 66 seconds in this contest to find the back of the net for his third goal of the season. Axel Sjoberg caught iron after a free kick and Pothast was able to clean up the rebound for what turned into the game winner.

Marquette tacked on a goal from Adam Lysak off of a Kelmend Islami cross in the 28th minute and a Andy Huftalin breakaway in the 40th minute to end the scoring.

Marquette out shot WIU 14-10 and Charlie Lyon had to make three saves for his fourth clean sheet of the season.

Up Next: The Michigan Wolverines come to the Valley on Friday night as part of the Big East/Big Ten Challenge. One student in attendance will win a Lionel Messi jersey!

Hit the jump for video of all three MU goals!


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