Men's soccer loses lead in second half

Men's soccer loses lead in second half
October 25, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine men's soccer team had Lakeland College right where it wanted then...at least for the first half. However, in the end, the Eagles instead suffered a 3-2 Northern Athletics Conference loss. Benedictine scored first on the road - always a positive after a nearly three-hour bus trip - when Brett Olson netted the ball on an assists from Ryan Kozin in the sixth minute of play. After the host Muskies knotted the match at 1-1 in the 19th minute, Giancarlo Chavez again gave Benedictine the upper hand on an unassisted tally in the 28th minute. That 2-1 lead for the Eagles stood up until halftime. In the second half, Benedictine kept Lakeland away from the nets for the early part of the second stanza, as well as for the bulk of the latter portion of the half. However, for approximately a three minute window of time, the Eagles' defense lapsed and the Muskies took advantage to post a pair of goals in the 56th and 58th minutes, making it the 3-2 final score. BU goalie Jim Hanley had 10 saves in the match.


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.