“We’ll bring you the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and because we’ve got soccer highlights, the sheer pointlessness of a 0-0 tie.” - Dan Rydell
For the second straight season, Marquette men’s soccer has opened up Big East play with a scoreless draw against St. John’s. This time it came at Valley Fields, and Marquette is 3-1-3 on the season after the fact and 0-0-1 in Big East play. They’ve also come away with a draw in their last three matches, which is kind of turning into a bit of a drag.
Marquette came away from the match with an advantage in shots, 18-14, but it was MU’s keeper that carried the heaviest load in the match. Luis Barraza, earning the start either as MU’s #1 keeper or because Mac Wheeler started against UWM on Wednesday, made seven saves to keep the match scoreless. His Red Storm counter part, Andrew Withers, made three saves on his end, although his teammates had to add one in the 63rd minute to preserve the clean sheet.
What else to say about this match? Let’s see what Jack Goods from the Marquette Wire had to say about the action:
Soccer is going to OT 0-0. In case you're wondering about my lack of tweets, here are my notes thus far. pic.twitter.com/V8JtHgSeot— Jack Goods (@GoodsOnSports) September 18, 2016
Up Next: Marquette gets a full week off before their next match, which will be at home once again. Villanova (3-3-0) comes to the Valley next week Saturday after kicking off Big East action with a 3-2 overtime loss to #10 Butler. The Wildcats will have a midweek match against St. Joseph’s before heading to Milwaukee.