2007
Men's soccer topped by crosstown rival

Men's soccer topped by crosstown rival
September 19, 2007

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

Benedictine held North Central College close for the first half, before eventually falling by a 3-0 score at home. The loss dropped the Eagles to 1-5-0 overall. The Cardinals scored in the 31st minute of play to take tyhe 1-0 halftime cushion. Then, NCC socred in the 56th minute on a penalty kick and added some insurance on the 77th minute. Benedictine applied some pressure early, forcing four first half saves by the NCC goalkeeper. However, in the end, the Cardinals out-shot the Eagles by a 20-9 margin. Benedictine senior goalkeeper Jason Maestas had seven saves on the night.

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