2008
Mens soccer ambushed at Elmhurst

Mens soccer ambushed at Elmhurst
September 3, 2008

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

Seven was definately not the lucky number for Benedictine University's men's soccer team, as it lost a non-conference road match at Elmhurst College, 7-1. The loss dropped the Eagles to 0-2 on the young season. The match was close for the first half as the Bluejays led by a 1-0 score at the half. However, six second-half goals - including a cluster of four between the 70th and 80th minutes - blew the match wide open. Elmhurst out-shot Benedictine by a 25-5 margin, including 17 directly on goal. Freshman goalkeeper David Mickiewicz (Bridgeview, Ill./Argo Community H.S.) - making his first collegeiate start - was charged with all seven goals, but managed 10 saves. Benedictine averted the shutout late in the match. Trailing 7-0, freshman Leo Lopez (Chicago, Ill./Curie H.S.) netted his first collegiate goal off of a rebound shot from Johnny Kando (Glen Ellyn,Ill./Glenbard West H.S.) for the 7-1 final. Benedictine will try to regroup when it hosts Monmouth College on Saturday (Sept. 6/6:00 p.m.) in a non-conference match at The Sports Complex.

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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.