Men's soccer battles to a 1-1 draw

Men's soccer battles to a 1-1 draw
October 4, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine and Milwaukee School of Engineering played regulation and two overtime periods and could resolve nothing, as the schools played to a 1-1 draw. The Eagles are now 3-6-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference. While a tie is not always very satisfying, for the young Eagles' team - a roster entirely of sophomores and freshmen - it may well be a giant step forward and a tribute to a strong defensive effort versus an established MSOE team. Besides, a tie was also a better result than the Milwaukee baseball team had in town over the weekend. All the scoring in the match was done withing the first 30 minutes of play, leaving the 80 minute balance of the match to the defense of each school. Benedictine scored first just 4:07 into the match. Sophomore Brett Olson's unassisted bullet gave BU the 1-0 advantage. It was Olson's team-leading third goal of the season. MSOE knotted the match a 1-1 at the 29:33 mark. Eagles' goalkeeper Jim Hanley had a total of 12 saves in the match. Among his stops were five in the first half of play and another five during the two OT segments to preserve the tie.


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.