CHICAGO – Securing his fifth shutout of the season and 12th of his impressive collegiate career, junior goalkeeper Kyle Held (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) helped lead the Saint Xavier University men's soccer team to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) rival Judson University (Ill.) Saturday afternoon at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. The Cougars used a goal in the 15th minute by sophomore forward Lorenzo Savino (Palatine, Ill./Harper JC/Fremd) to give themselves just enough offense to capture the big conference victory. The win keeps SXU perfect in CCAC play at 5-0-0 and improves the team's overall record to 9-3-0. The Eagles fall to 4-5-3 overall and 1-2-2 in conference play with the loss.
The assist on Savino's goal came off the foot of sophomore midfielder Brandon Simoes (Brampton, Ontario, Canada/Olivet Nazarene/St. Edmund Campion). Held recorded four saves in the game en route to the shutout performance. The Cougars attempted five shots in the game with four of those being on goal attempts. Judson University finished with six shots and four of those were on goal. With his hat trick on Wednesday against Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.), Savino has now scored four goals in the last two games for SXU.
Saint Xavier (9-3-0 overall/5-0-0 CCAC) heads up north to Milwaukee, Wis., for its next game taking on CCAC foe Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) on Wednesday, October 10. The Wolves are currently in second place in the conference standings at 4-0-1 making for an intriguing match-up of the league's top two teams Wednesday at 5 p.m.