Men's soccer knocks off Knox, 2-0

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

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

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 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.