2008
Men's soccer battles to a 1-1 draw

Men's soccer battles to a 1-1 draw
October 4, 2008

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

Benedictine and Milwaukee School of Engineering played regulation and two overtime periods and could resolve nothing, as the schools played to a 1-1 draw. The Eagles are now 3-6-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference. While a tie is not always very satisfying, for the young Eagles' team - a roster entirely of sophomores and freshmen - it may well be a giant step forward and a tribute to a strong defensive effort versus an established MSOE team. Besides, a tie was also a better result than the Milwaukee baseball team had in town over the weekend. All the scoring in the match was done withing the first 30 minutes of play, leaving the 80 minute balance of the match to the defense of each school. Benedictine scored first just 4:07 into the match. Sophomore Brett Olson's unassisted bullet gave BU the 1-0 advantage. It was Olson's team-leading third goal of the season. MSOE knotted the match a 1-1 at the 29:33 mark. Eagles' goalkeeper Jim Hanley had a total of 12 saves in the match. Among his stops were five in the first half of play and another five during the two OT segments to preserve the tie.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.