Men's soccer hangs close to nations #21 ranked team

Men's soccer hangs close to nations #21 ranked team
September 25, 2007

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

Benedictine's men's soccer squad stayed within striking distance of Dominican University - currently ranked #21 in the nation and #3 in the 2007 pre-season poll - until the final eight minutes in a 3-0 Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) loss. The Eagles are now 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the NAC. The Eagles took some early shots at the Stars, but were unable to score. Domincan pushed in a goal in the 27th minute to grab the 1-0 advantage, as it stood for most of the balance of the match. Senior goalkeeper Jason Maestas kept the Stars at bay with some stellar saves. Maestas had 10 saves in all, several in one-on-one situations. DU, which came at the Eagles with waves of fresh players, eventually wore down the Benedictine defense and notched goals in the 83rd and 85th minutes to put things out of reach against the young BU team.


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.