Bridgeview, Ill. - Finishing with five saves and picking up his sixth shutout of the season, junior goalkeeper Kyle Held (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) helped lead the Saint Xavier University men's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Roosevelt University (Ill.) in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) action Saturday afternoon at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. Sophomores Tom Lojek (Palos Hills, Ill./Stagg) and Lorenzo Savino (Palatine, Ill./Harper JC/Fremd) got the Cougars on the scoreboard early scoring goals in the ninth and 21st minutes of play, respectively. SXU currently sits in first place in the conference with a 7-1-1 CCAC mark, but awaits the outcome of tonight's game between Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) and Judson (Ill.) to see if CSU can improve to 7-1-1 as well with a victory.
Senior midfielder Kyle Breitenbach (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso University/Valparaiso) set up Saint Xavier's early lead when he found Lojek open on a cross to the far post for the game's first goal in the ninth minute. Just 11 minutes later, Savino gave the Cougars a 2-0 cushion when he scored off an assist by sophomore midfielder Luis Medina (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan). SXU carried the two-goal lead into halftime and held it until the 86th minute when sophomore midfielder Brandon Simoes (Brampton, Ontario, Canada/Olivet Nazarene/St. Edmund Campion) found the back of the net following a nice pass by sophomore midfielder David Rodriguez (Montgomery, Ill./Yorkville). The Cougars made the most of their scoring chances scoring three goals on eight shots, including four on goal attempts. The Lakers finished Saturday's game with 12 shots, including five on goal.
Saint Xavier (11-4-1 overall/7-1-1 CCAC) faces a tough conference match-up on Tuesday, October 23, taking on No. 25 ranked Robert Morris University (Ill.) for its final home game of the 2012 regular season. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.