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Opinion: Donavon leaves legacy

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Landon Donovan announced his forthcoming retirement from soccer back in August. On Oct. 10, he started his final game for the United States national team. The 32-year-old wore the captain’s armband in the friendly match against Ecuador. The entire stadium was packed, looking more like a World Cup match than … Continue reading

Men earn top-25 ranking

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ As the men’s and women’s soccer season nears its end, both teams have faced tough opponents and are looking to finish the season strong heading into the Big East tournament. On Oct. 18, the men’s team took on the Creighton Blue Jays, who are ranked No. 6 in the nation. … Continue reading

Men’s soccer continues to dominatethe

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier men’s soccer team earned a spectacular road win against the Seton Hall Pirates. The team played its Big East Conference rivals on Oct. 11 at Owen T. Carroll Field on the Pirates’ home turf, South Orange, N.J. The Musketeers won 3-1, extending their unbeaten streak to six games. … Continue reading

Big East soccer season begins

By: Matt Stainbrook ~Staff Writer~ Both Xavier men’s and women’s soccer teams competed this weekend in Big East play. In front of the home crowd, the men’s team won 1-0 against St. Johns in the Big East opener. Freshman Matt Vasquenza broke free in the 85th minute and scored the lone goal of the game. … Continue reading

Mens soccer downs Bison

By: Andrew Utz ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier men’s soccer team added another win after defeating the Bucknell Bison 1-0. The lone goal came from senior Garrett Halfhill in the 50th minute in the Sept. 20 victory. Halfhill recovered a rebound in the box and found the back of the net. The Xavier defense held Bucknell … Continue reading

Men’s soccer dominates Cincinnati

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ The game had all the makings of a night to remember: a record crowd of 2,178 people were in attendance, the opposition was crosstown rival University of Cincinnati and the Xooligans were in full force wearing their togas. There was an incredible atmosphere as the stands were packed. As a … Continue reading

Soccer sweeps weekend games

By: Brendan Burris ~Guest Writer~ Xavier men’s soccer played two games this weekend and earned two wins. The Musketeers took a 4-2 road win versus Bradley University on Sept. 5 and a 1-0 overtime victory against Cornell at the Xavier University Soccer Complex on Sept 7. In the first game, the Musketeers jumped out to … Continue reading

Men’s soccer kicks off the season

Matt Stainbrook ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier men’s soccer team made a valiant effort to come back from a 2-0 deficit but ultimately fell to Lipscomb 3-2 on Friday at Xavier’s soccer complex. The Musketeers almost escaped the first half with no damage until the Bison were able to score in the 44th minute. A Xavier … Continue reading

Men’s soccer looks to build on last year’s success

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Replacing two current MLS-quality players isn’t easy, but that is the exact predicament that faces Xavier men’s soccer. After an extraordinary 10-6-2 record, Andy Fleming’s squad must attempt to fill the void left by Nick Hagglund and Matt Walker (two players from last season’s team that are now receiving significant … Continue reading

Hagglund and Christon move to professional leagues

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~   Just one year into his profes­sional career, former Xavier soc­cer standout Nick Hagglund is already making noise around the MLS for Toronto FC. Hagglund was selected 10th overall in the MLS’s 2014 SuperDraft after an astonishing four years in a Xavier jersey where he made 80 starts out of … Continue reading

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