Milwaukee Marquette had a perfect weekend at the annual Jesuit Classic boys soccer tournament, which was held this year in Aurora, Colo.
The Hilltoppers (9-0-2), ranked 15th in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and first in the state by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association, got past Kansas City's Rockhurst 2-1 on Friday afternoon and cruised past host Regis Jesuit 8-2 on Saturday morning.
Senior Alex McBride, a Marquette recruit, and junior Quinn English – both defenders – scored for Marquette in the win over Rockhurst (5-1-1), which had outscored opponents 19-1 coming into the match.
Defenders were in the goals again on Saturday, as McBride and fellow seniors Mike Wabiszewski and Derek Brehm found the net against Regis (2-2-1). Freshman Jack Shaw led the way with a pair of goals for Marquette, while junior forwards Jackson Weiss and Will Christenson and sophomore striker Ted Bieser also were on the scoresheet.
A champion wasn't named for the event, but Marquette joined Washington D.C.'s Gonzaga in winning both matches on the weekend – the Eagles posted 2-0 victories over Regis on Friday and Rockhurst on Saturday. One of the standouts for Gonzaga (4-0-1) is senior midfielder Ian Harkes, a Wake Forest recruit and the son of former U.S. national teamer and professional player John Harkes.
The Jesuit Classic includes the same four teams each season, with the schools rotating as hosts: The event was in Milwaukee last year, Gonzaga played host to the 2010 event and the 2009 matches were in Kansas City.