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Soccer season ends after historic run

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writers~ The men’s soccer team finished off the winningest season in the program’s history with its deepest run ever into the NCAA Tournament. The Musketeers’ tournament run was highlighted by their home NCAA Tournament win against Monmouth in the first round and their 2-1 upset of the No. 5 seed, Indiana … Continue reading

Soccer plays in Big East final, will host NCAA game

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Despite a loss in the final round of the Big East tournament, Xavier will host the program’s first home game in an NCAA tournament against the Monmouth University Hawks on Nov. 20. The No. 11 Muskies (13-5-2) received an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament after falling to the Providence … Continue reading

Men’s season ends with senior night

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ Cheers rang across the Xavier Soccer Complex as the starting lineups were announced for the soccer match-up on Nov. 7. As part of events for the final home game of the season. Five Musketeers were honored at senior night. The game marked the final home game for seniors Garrett Halfhill, … Continue reading

More strong performances by men’s soccer

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Xavier men’s soccer has been hard at work wrapping up Big East play over the past two weeks. In the latest rankings, the Musketeers are listed at 14. Following a controversial tie versus Creighton, Andy Fleming’s squad returned to action in Milwaukee, Wis. just a week later to face the … Continue reading

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

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