Men's soccer declaws Cougars, 3-1

Men's soccer declaws Cougars, 3-1
October 8, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine men's soccer team picked up its first Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) win of the year with a 3-1 victory at home over Concordia University Chicago. The Eagles improved to 4-6-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the NAC. Benedictine took a 1-0 lead over the Cougars at halftime, thanks to a goal by Charles Schreiber at the 19:23 minute mark. Brett Olson assisted on the goal that gave BU the locker room lead. Two quick second half goals helped the Eagles put the match out of reach. The first came at the 48:13 mark of the match when Olson notched his team-leading fourth goal of the year. Schreiber returned Olson's favor from the opening goal, providing the assist that helped make it 2-0. A little over a minute later, Izzy Castro took a pass from Ryan Kozin and blasted the ball in from 12 yards on the right side to up the advantage to 3-0. Concordia netted a goal in the 88th minute of play. Kevin Hughes scored on a nice play in front of the net off of a perfect pass from Brandon Holm for the 3-1 final score. BU goalie Jim Hanley had just one save, thanks to the Eagles' ability to keep the ball in the Cougars half much of the time. CUC's John Gehm had five saves and was charged with all three goals.


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.