CHICAGO - Senior midfielder Alan Bickel (Aurora, Ill./Northern
Illinois University /Waubonsie Valley) capitalized on a well-placed header by
junior midfielder Al Palar (Zabrze, Poland/Plainfield Central) to score the
game's lone goal in a 1-0 victory for Saint Xavier University over Aquinas
College (Mich.) in NAIA men's soccer action Wednesday evening at Bruce R.
Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. The
score came in the 35th minute of play and was set up off a throw-in
by junior forward Matt Klancic (Aurora, Ill./Bowling Green State
University/Waubonsie Valley). The win
improved SXU's overall record to 5-2 and ended a seven-game win streak for the
visiting Saints, who came into tonight's contest with a record of 7-1 and receiving
votes in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll (Sept. 21).
Kyle Held (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) had another outstanding performance in
front of the net finishing the night with seven saves. He now boasts three shutouts on the year with
Wednesday's victory. The Cougars came
out firing posting 15 shots in the first half alone. Junior midfielder Adrian Guzman (Chicago,
Ill./De La Salle) led SXU's offensive attack with two shots-on-goal in the
Saint Xavier (5-2
overall/1-0 CCAC) returns to its Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
(CCAC) schedule on Tuesday, September 28, with a home game against Calumet
College of St. Joseph (Ind.). The game
is slated for a 7 p.m. start at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.