A pair of goals by sophomore midfielder Kyle Breitenbach (Valparaiso,
Ind./Valparaiso University/Valparaiso) helped spark a second-half, scoring
flurry and helped push Saint Xavier University past Trinity Christian College
(Ill.), 3-2, in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) men's soccer
action Saturday night at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. Freshman keeper Kyle Held (Palatine,
Ill./Palatine) had another solid start in goal for the Cougars playing 78
minutes, allowing one goal and posting a save. SXU improves to 11-5-1 overall with the victory and 7-1-1 in the
After a scoreless first half, Breitenbach found a gap in the Trolls defense and scored on a break-away set up by a pass from junior midfielder Adrian Guzman (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle) in the 57th minute. Just nine minutes later, Breitenbach scored again on a similar play off an assist by junior midfielder Al Palar (Zabrze, Poland/Plainfield Central). Palar would then give the Cougars some more cushion with a penalty kick in the 74th minute. Trinity Christian would not go down quietly with sophomore midfielder Dave Tadla finding the back of the net with just over 11 minutes remaining in regulation to make the score, 3-1. In the 85th minute, the Trolls struck again with a free kick goal by senior defender Carlos Reyes.
Saint Xavier (10-5-1 overall/6-1-1 CCAC) wraps up its regular season slate on Wednesday, November 3, with a conference game against league-leading Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The road game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start in Chicago.