Men's soccer comes up short

Men's soccer comes up short
September 2, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine men's soccer team kept things close for the first half, but a second half outburst gave Illinois College the 4-1 non-conference victory on Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville, Ill. The Eagles fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss. IC took just a 1-0 advantage into the halftime locker room, after out-shooting Benedictine by a 12-2 margin in the opening period. For the match, Illinois College had a 23-11 margin in shot attempts. In the second half, IC went up 2-0 with agoal in the 53rd minute of play before the Eagles responded. BU's Jose Rodriguez took a pass from Scott Hall and netted the ball for his first goal as an Eagle, making it 2-1. But Benedictine could do no more scoring damage. Conversely, Illinois College added goals off of a penalty kick and corner kick to ice the match result, 4-1. Jason Maestas went the distance in goal for the Eagles, making five saves. Hall had five of Benedictine's shot attempts, while Zach Randall added two. After two road games to open the 2007 season, Benedictine can enjoy some "home cooking" on Wednesday (Sept. 5) versus Lake Forest College. Start time at the Sports Complex is 7:00 p.m.


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.