Men’s Soccer

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Xavier soccer helps to bring awareness

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Men’s Soccer team wrapped up the 2014-15 year when they hosted Northwestern in the fourth annual Devin’s Game on April 25. The cold and rain did not stop Xavier fans from watching their team battle through the night in a 2-1 loss. Freshman forward Matt Vasquenza gave the … Continue reading

Xavier celebrates its most successful soccer season

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ 2014 was clearly a banner year for Xavier men’s soccer. The Musketeers performed well both on and off the field. The team’s notable athletic performance began with an exhibition game against the Indiana Hoosiers, the 2013 Big Ten champions, to precede the fall season. XU found a win with a … Continue reading

Postseason awards handed out

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) honored Xavier men’s soccer head coach Andy Fleming as the Coach of the Year. Fleming joined four Xavier student-athletes to be recognized with postseason honors. The OCSA compiles All-Ohio teams consisting of the best athletes among represented soccer programs in the state. Senior goalkeeper … Continue reading

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

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