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Parra Defeats Cotts in Soccer Penalty Kick Shootout

In anticipation of the friendly soccer match between Atlas F.C. and Newcastle F.C. that will be held at Miller Park, Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra and teammate Neal Cotts competed in a penalty kick shootout for charity at Miller Park this afternoon.

A goal was set up in the outfield with  goalie Nick Vorberg, a former goalie for the Milwaukee Wave for more than a decade and a Pacific University Athletic Hall of Fame member, manning the net. Vorberg currently serves as the volunteer assistant with the Marquette University men’s soccer team and as an assistant coach with the Wave.  He is the Wave’s second all-time leader in goalkeeper wins.

Parra and Cotts competed in a best-of-five shootout to “ready the field,” as Miller Park will soon be converted to a soccer pitch configuration, with the two players taking alternate shots at the net.

Both players agreed that the loser of the shootout will donate $5,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice. Parra chose Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Fund as his charity, while Cotts went with Wisconsin Humane Society. Several teammates and coaches were also on hand to watch the event.

Representatives from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Wisconsin Humane Society were on hand to watch the Parra vs. Cotts Shootout against Goalie Nick Vorberg. (Photo via Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers)

In round 1, Parra took the early lead, 1-0.

Gerardo Parra took the early lead and never looked back. (Photo via Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers)

Gerardo Parra took the early lead and never looked back. (Photo via Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers)

Neither scored in round 2.

In round 3, they both scored to make it 2-1.

Neal Cotts put up a good fight.

Neal Cotts put up a good fight. (Photo via Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers)

In round 4, Parra clinched the win–and a $5000 donation to the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship fund–with one more goal.

Parra's final shot slips past Vorberg.

Parra’s final shot slips past Vorberg. (Photo via Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers)

Final: Parra 3, Cotts 1. 

Final: Parra 3, Cotts 1.

However, everyone was a winner as it was announced that Wisconsin Humane Society would also be receiving a $1000 donation.

Here’s a video of the shootout:

Tickets are now on sale for Atlas. F.C. vs. Newcastle F.C. at Miller Park on July 14.  Prices range from $25 – $70 and parking is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the match. Fans can purchase tickets online at Brewers.com/soccer, in person at the Miller Park Box Office, or by phone at 414-902-4000.

In addition, all fans who attend the match will receive a voucher at the gate that will allow them to receive $15 off a future Brewers home game in the month of August. The voucher is valid for 14 games in the month, excluding August 1, 2, 8 and 15. And the first 10,000 adults 18 and over will receive a reversible soccer scarf featuring the logos and colors of the Newcastle and Atlas Clubs, courtesy of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

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The match will start at 8 p.m. and the gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m.  Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Parra & Cotts to Compete in Soccer Penalty Kick Shootout Against Standout Pro/College Goalie

In anticipation of the friendly soccer match between Atlas F.C. and Newcastle F.C. that will be held at Miller Park, Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra and teammate Neal Cotts will compete in a penalty kick shootout for charity on at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26 at Miller Park.

On that day, Parra and Cotts will compete in a best-of-five shootout to “ready the field,” as Miller Park will soon be converted to a soccer pitch configuration. A goal will be set up in the outfield of Miller Park and the two players will alternate taking shots at the net.

The only thing standing between the two Brewers and the goal will be goalie Nick Vorberg, a former goalie for the Milwaukee Wave for more than a decade and a Pacific University Athletic Hall of Fame member.  He currently serves as the volunteer assistant with the Marquette University men’s soccer team and as an assistant coach with the Wave.  He is the Wave’s second all-time leader in goalkeeper wins.

After five kicks, the player with the most goals will be crowned as champion.

Both players have agreed that the loser of the shootout will donate $5,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice.  Parra has chosen Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Fund as his charity, while Cotts will go with Wisconsin Humane Society. Teammates, coaches and Manager Craig Counsell will attend the event to cheer on their mates.

Tickets are now on sale for Atlas. F.C. vs. Newcastle F.C. at Miller Park on July 14.  Prices range from $25 – $70 and parking is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the match. Fans can purchase tickets online at Brewers.com/soccer, in person at the Miller Park Box Office, or by phone at 414-902-4000.

In addition, all fans who attend the match will receive a voucher at the gate that will allow them to receive $15 off a future Brewers home game in the month of August. The voucher is valid for 14 games in the month, excluding August 1, 2, 8 and 15. And the first 10,000 adults 18 and over will receive a reversible soccer scarf featuring the logos and colors of the Newcastle and Atlas Clubs, courtesy of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

MB-15_Miller-Park-Soccer-Match-Social

The match will start at 8 p.m. and the gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m.  Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Join us for Marquette Cap Night on Friday, 9/26

Marquette University students, alumni and fans are invited to join us for Marquette Cap Night on Friday, September 26.

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Proudly display Marquette University colors as the Brewers take on the division-rival Chicago Cubs with your one-of-a-kind, MU-themed Brewers hat — FREE to all who purchase Marquette Cap Night tickets.

Through this special offer, MU students, alumni and fans will enjoy great savings with tickets available in the Terrace Box for as little as $18 and Field Outfield Box for $29.

Tickets are available at brewers.com/marquette. For groups of 25 or more, call (414) 902-4774.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Welcome to Marquette University’s Steve Wojciechowski!

We were pleased to have the new head coach of  the Marquette University Men’s Basketball Team, Steve Wojciechowski, join us at Miller Park, along with his wife, Lindsay, and sons Jack and Charlie, where, prior to tonight’s Brewers vs. Phillies game, Steve tossed a ceremonial first pitch.

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Pitch Steve Wojciechowski copy

 

As a two-time Marquette University grad and an adjunct professor in the College of Communications, I was happy to have the chance to meet Steve and welcome him to Milwaukee.

We hope you enjoy Miller Park–Go Brewers!

Cheers!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Ring Out Ahoya at Miller Park on Monday! – UPDATED WITH PHOTOS

Not going to lie here, Cait and I are a little biased here as we are both Marquette University grads, but we are very excited to announce that head coach Buzz Williams and the Marquette Men’s Basketball team will be at Miller Park on Monday, April 29 to be honored in a pregame ceremony.  The ceremony will start at 7 p.m.

Williams will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game and members of the team will join Williams on the field for a pre-game recognition.

The Golden Eagles were the regular season BIG EAST co-champions and advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament last month.  The team finished with an overall record of 26-9 and has the second longest home winning streak in the nation at 25 games.

We will post photos from this event during the game on Monday!

PHOTO UPDATES

Thanks to Aleta Mercer of the Brewers and Scott Kuykendall of the Marquette Athletics office for help in coordinating Marquette’s visit to Miller Park.  Buzz threw a strike!

Buzz Williams with Mark Concannon of FS Wisconsin

Buzz Williams with Mark Concannon of FS Wisconsin

Brewers team photographer Scott Paulus captured the first pitch perfectly!

Brewers team photographer Scott Paulus captured the first pitch perfectly!

The Marquette University Men's Basketball team.

The Marquette University Men’s Basketball team.

 

— JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

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