Week 2 Preview: Marquette vs. Depaul

October 11th, 2019

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Weekly Preview:

After just one conference matchup to start off the conference season the conference slate is in full effect during this second weekend as three series dominate the action. Conference leader Marquette University welcomes DePaul University to Brookfield, WI; Aurora University travels to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for their first conference series of the season; and Concordia University WI and Lewis University begin their conference seasons at the Ozaukee Ice Center in Mequon, WI.

It is hard to know how the conference standing are going to transpire, but this weekend could give us a good glimpse of the future. No one wants to start the season off poorly, and then have to dig themselves out of the hole, so point maximization is key.

Marian University is also in action this weekend, taking on non-conference opponent Sault College, in Fond du Lac, WI.

Marquette University battles DePaul University:

Marquette University battles DePaul University this weekend in Brookfield, WI. By virtue of their four point weekend against University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Marquette is currently in first place in the conference standings, a spot they are not too unfamiliar with as last season they were near the top for most of the season. For DePaul this is the start of their conference season and after squeaking into the conference tournament last season they will be looking to improve on those results.

Both teams were on the ice last weekend, Marquette swept UWO, winning 4-3 and 3-2(OT), while DePaul defeated University of Illinois. As a result, they each have good vibes heading into this matchup.

During their meeting last season each team won a game. Marquette won game one of the series 6-4 and DePaul won the second game 5-3. Last year’s split pushed the all-time regular season record to 3-1, one win coming in overtime, in favor of DePaul. So, to this point, DePaul has had Marquette’s number, but you can be assured Marquette is going to do all they can to reverse that trend.



Marquette DIII is idle this weekend.   To date the team is 4-1-0 after a weekend sweep of Wheaton College and a very close 2-3 game against top contendor Nebraska University.  The team will be back on October 25th vs. Northern Illinois.  

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