Men's Soccer - Tue, Oct. 9, 2007
CHICAGO - Led by two goals by sophomore forward Zach Kekelik (Merrillville, Ind./Crown Point), the Saint Xavier University men's soccer team earned its third straight Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) win Tuesday with a 4-0 victory over visiting Robert Morris College (Ill.) at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. The Cougars (6-6 overall/5-2 CCAC) have won five of their last six matches and evened their overall record at 6-6 after a 1-5 start. SXU also now sits in third place (5-2) in the conference standings after Tuesday's victory.
Senior defender Tim Kopec (Orland Park, Ill./Moraine Valley CC) kicked off the scoring for Saint Xavier in the 11th minute when he was able to score unassisted after intercepting a cleared ball following a corner kick. Kekelik scored the first of his pair of goals in the 21st minute of play when he punched in a pass from senior forward Alex Duncan (Orland Park, Ill./Moraine Valley CC). Just over a minute later, Duncan got a goal of his own when he scored off an assist from senior forward Sinisa Vidakovic (Loves Park, Ill./Rockford College). Leading 3-0 at halftime, the Cougars got its final goal of the game with just over three minutes remaining in regulation when Kekelik drove it past the RMC goalkeeper off an assist from freshman midfielder Ernad Dzananovic (Loves Park, Ill./Harlem). Junior goalkeeper James Kline (Canton, Ohio/Perry) earned his first shutout of the season finishing with six saves for SXU.
Saint Xavier (6-6 overall/5-2 CCAC) heads to Florida Thursday for a two-game road trip. Cougars open the non-conference trip with a 3:30 p.m. (eastern) game Thursday against Webber International University (Fla.). SXU wrap up the trip on Sunday, October 14, with an 11 a.m. (eastern) game against Flagler College (Fla.).