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Soccer Visits #3 Northwestern Wednesday
Release: Thursday 10/01/2013 
by BradleyBraves.com

 

Bradley Soccer will face a team ranked among the nation's top 10 for the third time in less than three weeks Wednesday when the Braves (4-3-1) visit #3 Northwestern (7-1-0) at Lakeside Field.

Game 9 Bradley (4-3-1) at #3 Northwestern (7-1-0)
Date Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
Time 6:00 p.m. (CDT)
Location Evanston, Ill. | Lakeside Field
Tickets N/A
Live Video Wildcats All-Access (subscription required)
Live Stats Gametracker
Series History Bradley leads 4-1 | Last Bradley 3-1 Oct. 3, 2012 at Shea Stadium

Kick Off
•  For the third time in five games, Bradley will face a team ranked among the top six in at least one national top 25 poll when the Braves visit Northwestern Wednesday night at Lakeside Field.
•  Northwestern, which has posted six shutouts during its current seven-game winning streak, is ranked as high as third in this week’s national polls.
•  Including a 1-1-0 record so far this year, Bradley is 2-7-1 all-time against top 3 teams.
•  Wednesday’s game is Bradley’s sixth game played away from home in its last seven contests.
•  The road-heavy stretch included a 1-0 win Sept. 14 at Connecticut, which was ranked No. 1 in that week’s Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 rankings, Bradley Soccer’s first-ever win against a No. 1-ranked team.
•  The Braves are trying to rebound from Saturday night’s 1-0 loss against a Cal State Northridge squad that was ranked as high as No. 6 in last week’s national polls.

Against the Wildcats
•  Bradley is 4-1-0 all-time versus Northwestern, including a 3-1 home victory against the Wildcats last season at Shea Stadium.
•  In Bradley’s only previous visit to Lakeside Field, the Braves started the series against Northwestern with a 4-1, double-overtime victory Oct. 27, 1996.
•  In the days when overtime was not a sudden-victory decision, Jim Rasmussen registered a second overtime hat trick by scoring all three Bradley goals in the extra time of the 1996 matchup.

In-State Success
•  Since the start of the 2011 season, Bradley is 9-1-1 (.864) against its in-state rivals: Eastern Illinois (2-0-0), Loyola Chicago (3-0-0), Northwestern (1-0-0), SIU Edwardsville (2-1-0) and Western Illinois (1-0-1).
•  In his 18th year as Bradley’s head coach, Jim DeRose is 52-19-6 (.714) in 77 career games against teams from the state of Illinois: DePaul (2-0-0), Eastern Illinois (14-4-2), Illinois-Chicago (3-5-0), Loyola Chicago (7-1-0), Millikin (1-0-0), Northeastern Illinois (2-0-0), Northern Illinois (6-3-2), Northwestern (4-1-0), SIU Edwardsville (2-2-1) and Western Illinois (11-3-1).

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