Men's soccer declaws Cougars, 3-1

Men's soccer declaws Cougars, 3-1
October 8, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine men's soccer team picked up its first Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) win of the year with a 3-1 victory at home over Concordia University Chicago. The Eagles improved to 4-6-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the NAC. Benedictine took a 1-0 lead over the Cougars at halftime, thanks to a goal by Charles Schreiber at the 19:23 minute mark. Brett Olson assisted on the goal that gave BU the locker room lead. Two quick second half goals helped the Eagles put the match out of reach. The first came at the 48:13 mark of the match when Olson notched his team-leading fourth goal of the year. Schreiber returned Olson's favor from the opening goal, providing the assist that helped make it 2-0. A little over a minute later, Izzy Castro took a pass from Ryan Kozin and blasted the ball in from 12 yards on the right side to up the advantage to 3-0. Concordia netted a goal in the 88th minute of play. Kevin Hughes scored on a nice play in front of the net off of a perfect pass from Brandon Holm for the 3-1 final score. BU goalie Jim Hanley had just one save, thanks to the Eagles' ability to keep the ball in the Cougars half much of the time. CUC's John Gehm had five saves and was charged with all three goals.


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.