The Cougars are off to a good start sitting at 3-2 overall this season with their only two losses each coming by just a goal, a 1-0 loss to then-No. 1 ranked Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) and a 3-2 setback to Grand View University (Iowa). Held leads the team with 26 saves and two shutouts over five games and holds a 0.82 goals-against average (GAA).
Saint Xavier (3-2-0 overall) opens its CCAC slate on Friday, September 17, with a road game against rival University of St. Francis (Ill.). The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start in Joliet, Ill.