Junior Al Palar had one of SXU's two shots-on-goal Wednesday
Junior Al Palar had one of SXU's two shots-on-goal Wednesday
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Rollins College
Saint Xavier
Men's Soccer - Wed, Oct. 13, 2010
Winter Park, Fla. - For the game's first 73 minutes, the No. 16 Saint Xavier University men's soccer team played tough against a top-ranked NCAA Division II foe in No. 6 Rollins College (Fla.). Unfortunately, the final 17 minutes of regulation were not as promising as two late goals by the Tars in the 74th and 85th minutes, respectively, handed SXU its first loss since August 28. Senior midfielder Jeff Hiltrop (Rockford, Ill./Colorado State-Pueblo/Boylan Catholic) and junior midfielder Al Palar (Zabrze, Poland/Plainfield Central) each finished with a shot-on-goal for the Cougars Wednesday.

Rollins put the game's first goal up right at the 74th minute when junior midfielder Nick Sowers took the ball down the left side and beat SXU freshman keeper Kyle Held (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) on a shot to the upper corner of the net. The play was set up by an assist from junior defender Matt Bauchle. Just under 12 minutes later, the Tars added some insurance with a second goal off the foot of senior midfielder Stephen Wright from 40 yards out. Sowers and senior defender Kevin Boone recorded assists on the second score. Held played the entire game in goal for the Cougars finishing with four saves.

Saint Xavier (8-3-1 overall/4-0-1 CCAC) wraps up its Florida trip on Friday, October 15, with a 7 p.m. (eastern) game against Flagler College (Fla.). The Cougars then return home to pick up their conference slate hosting Robert Morris University (Ill.) on Wednesday, October 20, at 7 p.m. at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field.