Men's soccer nipped in Naperville, 1-0

Men's soccer nipped in Naperville, 1-0
August 31, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The 2008 season opener for the Benedictine men's soccer team saw the Eagles come out on the short end of a 1-0 score at North Central College. The non-conference setback left the Benedictine record at 0-1. The young Eagles' lineup played the host Cardinals tough, despite being outshot by a 12-10 margin. Benedictine actually led in shots at halftime, 7-6. Eagles' goalkeeper Jim Hanley had five saves. He was charged with the lone goal of the match at the 13:47 minute mark of the match. Benedictine appeared to have knotted the match at 1-1 midway through the first half on a rebound goal. However, after huddling, the officials disallowed the goal instead calling the Eagles offside. Benedictine put four shots directly on-goal in the match, led by a pair of attempts from Brett Olson. Benedictine will look to get back on trap on Wednesday in another non-conference tilt at Elmhurst College.


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.