2007
Men's soccer hangs close to nations #21 ranked team

Men's soccer hangs close to nations #21 ranked team
September 25, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine's men's soccer squad stayed within striking distance of Dominican University - currently ranked #21 in the nation and #3 in the 2007 pre-season poll - until the final eight minutes in a 3-0 Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) loss. The Eagles are now 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the NAC. The Eagles took some early shots at the Stars, but were unable to score. Domincan pushed in a goal in the 27th minute to grab the 1-0 advantage, as it stood for most of the balance of the match. Senior goalkeeper Jason Maestas kept the Stars at bay with some stellar saves. Maestas had 10 saves in all, several in one-on-one situations. DU, which came at the Eagles with waves of fresh players, eventually wore down the Benedictine defense and notched goals in the 83rd and 85th minutes to put things out of reach against the young BU team.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.