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Posted On: 10/13/21 10:48 PM

As the regular season concludes this week in Wisconsin, the state’s two powerhouse programs will square off this Saturday in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Marquette currently sits at 16-1-1 and are conference champions for the 11th straight season. Meanwhile, Whitefish Bay is 15-2-2 and co-champions of their conference with Homestead. Marquette is currently ranked 14th in the nation in Prep Soccer’s FAB 50 and third in the Great Lakes Region. Whitefish Bay, meanwhile, is ranked 10th in the Great Lakes region. The programs are ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, in the state.

Because the schools are in different classifications this season, they won’t meet in the playoffs. However, the two met in the Division 1 sectional final last fall where Marquette won a 4-3 overtime thriller. Prior to this season, Whitefish Bay returned to Division 2.

On paper, Marquette is the more complete team. Its lone loss came to Fremd (Ill.), which is ranked one spot ahead of the Hilltoppers in the FAB 50. Nick Magner Nick Magner F Marquette | 2022 WI , Valentin Sandoval Valentin Sandoval F Marquette | 2022 WI , and Owen Marshall Owen Marshall M WI have each tallied double-digit goals this season. Sam Magner Sam Magner D Marquette | 2022 WI and keeper CJ Deslongchamps CJ Deslongchamps GK Marquette | 2023 WI have anchored a strong backline. Marquette has

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