Senior Kyle Breitenbach had the game-winning goal against Taylor Tuesday
Senior Kyle Breitenbach had the game-winning goal against Taylor Tuesday
(21)Taylor University (Ind.)
(17)Saint Xavier
Men's Soccer - Tue, Sep. 11, 2012

CHICAGO - Senior midfielder Kyle Breitenbach (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso University/Valparaiso) scored in the 56th minute of action to give the Saint Xavier University men's soccer team a lead it would never relinquish in a 3-2 victory over Taylor University (Ind.) Tuesday night at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.  Sophomore midfielder Luis Medina (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan) provided the assist on the go-ahead goal by Breitenbach.  The Cougars benefited from a pair of own goals off Trojan miscues in the early stages of both the first and second halves. 

In the 19th minute of play, Saint Xavier took a 1-0 lead following an own goal by Taylor.  The Trojans then tied the game in the 40th minute when freshman defender Josh Urban scored on a shot set up by a perfectly placed corner kick from sophomore forward Danny Cawley.  The game stayed at 1-1 heading into halftime, but another mistake by Taylor less than two minutes into the second half led to another own goal and gave SXU the 2-1 advantage.  Just three minutes later, Cawley tied the game again on a free kick goal.  That set the stage for Breitenbach's game-changing score in the 56th minute.  SXU sophomore AJ Pfatschbacher (West Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) finished the night with three saves as the starting keeper for the Cougars.  Both teams finished the game with eight total shots apiece. 

Saint Xavier (3-2-0 overall) continues its home stand with a game against Spring Arbor University (Mich.) on Saturday, September 15.  The game is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start at Deaton Field.