2007
Men's soccer wins in Kettle's BU coaching debut

Men's soccer wins in Kettle's BU coaching debut
August 31, 2007

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

There couldn't have been a better way to start the 2007 season the Benedictine's men's soccer team. With new head coach Rob Kettle taking over the reins in 2007, the Benedictine team handed Kettle his first win at the Eagles' helm, 3-2, at Knox College on Friday afternoon. Senior returner Scott Hall almost single-handedly led the assault on the Prairie Fire in Galesburg, Ill. Hall scored goals in the 41st and 75th minutes of play as the Eagles held a 2-1 lead. In the 76th minute, Knox knotted the match at 2-2, as it stood until the waning seconds of the match. Proving it's more blessed to give than to receive, Hall delivered a pass to teammate Zach Randall, who in turn netted the ball with the match-winning goal. Randall's tally came with just 13 seconds left in the match. Benedictine's senior goalie Jason Maestas had five saves in going the distance in the nets. The Prairie Fire had a narrow 22-21 advantage in shot attempts. The men's soccer team will next be in action on Sunday (Sept. 2) at Illinois College. Match time is 1:00 p.m.

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