Men's soccer knocks off Knox, 2-0

Men's soccer knocks off Knox, 2-0
September 10, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Everyone knew it was just a matter of time, but after starting the season 0-3 Benedictine's men's soccer team got the monkey off its back with a 2-0 win over Knox College. Overall, the Eagles are 1-3. The Eagles posted single goals in each half versus the Prairie Fire (1-2) which, after being shutout twice in three contests to open the year, probably looked like a huge number to BU. Sophomore forward Brett Olson tallied first off of a rebounded ball at the 20:12 mark of the match. It was Olson's first goal of the year and the assist was creditied to Izzy Castro. At the 64:00 minute mark, the Eagles added some insurance when Cameron Leger scored an unassisted goal. It was also Leger's first tally of 2008. Neither team was shy about taking shots in the match, as Benedictine took 21 attempts and Knox 20. Both put eight shots directly on goal. The difference was Benedictine's sophomore goalkeeper Jim Hanley turned away everything that came his direction. It was Hanley's first career shutout in the nets on the collegiate level. Benedictine will next be in action at home on Saturday (Sept. 13) in the Northern Athletics Conference opener versus Edgewood College. The match kicks off at 2:30 p.m. (with the Eagles' women's team playing at noon).


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.