Men's soccer loses lead in second half

Men's soccer loses lead in second half
October 25, 2008

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

The Benedictine men's soccer team had Lakeland College right where it wanted then...at least for the first half. However, in the end, the Eagles instead suffered a 3-2 Northern Athletics Conference loss. Benedictine scored first on the road - always a positive after a nearly three-hour bus trip - when Brett Olson netted the ball on an assists from Ryan Kozin in the sixth minute of play. After the host Muskies knotted the match at 1-1 in the 19th minute, Giancarlo Chavez again gave Benedictine the upper hand on an unassisted tally in the 28th minute. That 2-1 lead for the Eagles stood up until halftime. In the second half, Benedictine kept Lakeland away from the nets for the early part of the second stanza, as well as for the bulk of the latter portion of the half. However, for approximately a three minute window of time, the Eagles' defense lapsed and the Muskies took advantage to post a pair of goals in the 56th and 58th minutes, making it the 3-2 final score. BU goalie Jim Hanley had 10 saves in the match.


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.