Mens soccer ambushed at Elmhurst

Mens soccer ambushed at Elmhurst
September 3, 2008

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

Seven was definately not the lucky number for Benedictine University's men's soccer team, as it lost a non-conference road match at Elmhurst College, 7-1. The loss dropped the Eagles to 0-2 on the young season. The match was close for the first half as the Bluejays led by a 1-0 score at the half. However, six second-half goals - including a cluster of four between the 70th and 80th minutes - blew the match wide open. Elmhurst out-shot Benedictine by a 25-5 margin, including 17 directly on goal. Freshman goalkeeper David Mickiewicz (Bridgeview, Ill./Argo Community H.S.) - making his first collegeiate start - was charged with all seven goals, but managed 10 saves. Benedictine averted the shutout late in the match. Trailing 7-0, freshman Leo Lopez (Chicago, Ill./Curie H.S.) netted his first collegiate goal off of a rebound shot from Johnny Kando (Glen Ellyn,Ill./Glenbard West H.S.) for the 7-1 final. Benedictine will try to regroup when it hosts Monmouth College on Saturday (Sept. 6/6:00 p.m.) in a non-conference match at The Sports Complex.


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.