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Marquette Men's Soccer Draws With UWM; Keeps Milwaukee Cup

It's the first time that the Golden Eagles have retained the trophy since 2009.

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to a 25 yard blast from Louis Bennett II, Marquette pulled even with UW-Milwaukee on Thursday night and retained the Milwaukee Cup by way of a 1-1 draw.  It's the first time that Marquette has retained the Milwaukee Cup since back to back shutout wins in 2008 and 2009

Bennett's goal was a beautiful shot, launched free in space and twisting towards the left post, past the reach of UWM keeper Agustin Rey.  It came in the 73rd minute of the contest that eventually went through two scoreless overtime periods before ending in a tie.

Milwaukee's Tinashe Marowa opened the scoring in the 22nd minute as UWM was firmly in control of the match in the early goings.  They ended up outshooting Marquette 10-7 in the first half, although it was Marquette that was carrying the attacking advantage as the halftime horn sounded.  Things turned around for Marquette in the second half as far as shots go, as they outdid the Panthers 7-4 in that category, but the Golden Eagles still couldn't find their way to a second goal to pick up the win.

Here's some match highlights, courtesy of GoMarquette.com, along with interviews with LB2, head coach Louis Bennett, and goalkeeper Luis Barraza:

Up Next: The team is off until Monday, when they will host Dayton (2-1-0) for their home opener at 6pm on Labor Day.  The first 200 students in attendance will get a free T-shirt.