Men's Soccer - Sun, Oct. 14, 2007
St. Augustine, Fla. - Despite a first-half goal by sophomore forward Zach Kekelik (Merrillville, Ind./Crown Point), the Saint Xavier University men's soccer team could not pick up a win during its two-game Florida trip dropping a 2-1 decision to Flagler College (Fla.) Sunday afternoon in St. Augustine, Fla. Tied 1-1 at the half, the Cougars (6-8 overall) gave up a goal just over a minute into the second half that proved to be the game-winner for Flagler.
The Saints scored the game's first goal on a penalty kick goal by sophomore midfielder Eoin Cassin in the 23rd minute of play. Kekelik tied things up just a minute later when he one-touched the ball into the goal following a mishandled cross in the box. Flagler's sophomore forward Boris Kalff gave his team the lead for good in the 46th minute of regulation when he blasted in a shot from eight yards deep off a lobbed cross from junior midfielder Fredrik Ericsson. Sophomore goalkeeper Ian Pickett (Mokena, Ill./Providence Catholic) finished Sunday's game with three saves for SXU. Flagler out-shot the Cougars, 12-6, in the game, including a 5-4 advantage on shots on goal.
Saint Xavier (6-8 overall/5-2 CCAC) returns home and to its conference slate on Tuesday, October 16, with a game against Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.). The road game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start in Whiting, Ind.