Men's Soccer - Fri, Sep. 10, 2004
CHICAGO -- A goal by senior co-captain and defender Chad Mozden (Palos Heights, Ill./Moraine Valley CC) in the 78th minute of the game put the Saint Xavier University men's soccer team ahead for good defeating visiting Aquinas College (Mich.), 3-1, in non-conference action Friday at SXU stadium. It was the third straight win for the Cougars (3-1-1 overall) after back-to-back 2-1 wins over William Penn College and Illinois Wesleyan University, respectively. Junior defender Anthony Cappello (Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove) scored the first goal of the game to put SXU ahead at the 11-minute mark. However, Aquinas answered just 32 seconds later when freshman midfielder Goran Guzina found the back of the net off an assist by senior midfielder Matt Garner. With the game tied 1-1 at the half, SXU came out firing and was able to record two goals in the second half to seal the victory.
Mozden scored the go-ahead goal off an assist from Cappello, while junior midfielder Paul Herbst (Cary, Ill./McHenry CC) added some insurance with SXU's third goal of the day with just four minutes remaining in regulation. Sophomore Fabian Neprjachin (Halle, Germany/Bellevue University) provided the assist on Herbst's goal. Senior goalkeeper Enrique Orejel (Chicago, Ill./Curie) recorded four saves for SXU.
The Cougars will host Cardinal Stritch University (Wisc.) on Tuesday, September 14, for a conference match-up at SXU stadium. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.