Junior Matt Klancic had both of SXU's goals in its 2-1 win over Judson Saturday
Junior Matt Klancic had both of SXU's goals in its 2-1 win over Judson Saturday
Judson University
Saint Xavier
Men's Soccer - Sat, Oct. 2, 2010

CHICAGO - Junior forward Matt Klancic (Aurora, Ill./Bowling Green State University/Waubonsie Valley) scored the game-winning goal in the seventh minute of overtime to lead the Saint Xavier University men's soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 rally win over No. 16 ranked and previously unbeaten Judson University (Ill.) on a windy Saturday afternoon for Homecoming Weekend at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. Senior midfielder Ben Johnson (Woodridge, Ill./Western Illinois University/Naperville North) provided the game-winning assist off a free kick placed beautifully in front of the goal. The Cougars improve to 6-2-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) with the win, while the Eagles fall to 8-1-1 on the season and 1-1-1 in the conference standings.

The connection between Klancic and Johnson was not the first of the day for the pair after Johnson found a streaking Klancic with a perfectly placed cross to score the game-tying goal off a header in the 76th minute. After a scoreless first half, Judson got on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal on a laser shot from 30 yards out by junior midfielder Corey Burke following a volley. SXU freshman keeper Kyle Held (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) played well in goal finishing the game with seven saves. The Cougars held the total shots advantage, 15-12, but the Eagles had eight shots-on-goal compared to seven for the home team.

Saint Xavier (5-2-1 overall/1-0-1 CCAC) heads to Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday, October 6, to face off against conference foe Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.). The game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.