Fri, Sep. 2, 2005 - [Men's Soccer]
CHICAGO - Behind two goals from senior forward Paul Herbst (Cary, Ill./McHenry Co. CC), the Saint Xavier University men's soccer team picked up a 4-1 victory over visiting Iowa Wesleyan College Friday at SXU stadium in Chicago. The Cougars improve to 1-1 on the season with the non-conference win.
Saint Xavier jumped ahead early when freshman midfielder Melchor Castro (Chicago, Ill./Saint Patrick) scored off a pass from fellow freshman midfielder Agustin Herrera (Chicago Heights, Ill./Bloom) just 11 minutes into the game. With 19 minutes left in the first half, senior forward Chris Bartley (Park Forest, Ill./Moraine Valley CC) scored an unassisted goal, which was quickly followed by SXU's third goal of the game by Herbst just two minutes later. Senior midfielder Marco Meier (Bariloche, Argentina/Bellevue University) provided the assist on Herbst's goal.
Herbst found the back of the net again in the game's 43rd minute when sophomore midfielder Matt Prunckle (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) found him open to put the Cougars ahead, 4-0, at the half. Iowa Wesleyan scored its lone goal of the game off a penalty kick by freshman Shawn Mueller with just eight minutes remaining in regulation. SXU freshman goalkeeper James Kline (Canton, Ohio/Perry) finished with two saves and stopped two of IWU's three penalty kick attempts in the second half.
Saint Xavier returns to action on Tuesday, September 6, to take on Moody Bible Institute (Ill.) for a 4 p.m. road game in Chicago.