handMen’s soccer draws tough test in Central Missouriful

By: Nikhil Jelaji The Xavier men’s soccer team (2-3-2) tied the Missouri State Bears (4-1-1) in double overtime on the road on Saturday afternoon at Plaster Field. The draw was the second overtime game for the Musketeers, both ending in a tie. “This was a solid effort by us and we did well to get a shutout today,” head coach Andy Fleming said. “We had a header taken off the line by their defender and missed a near breakaway in the second overtime, which despite a handful of shots is all we should have needed.”There were only a few scoring … Continue reading handMen’s soccer draws tough test in Central Missouriful

Men’s soccer scores big against Kentucky Cats

By: Kyle Isaacs The Xavier men’s soccer team revisited history by defeating last year’s first round NCAA Tournament foe the University of Kentucky 2-1 on Saturday night. In the process of beating the Wildcats and securing their second straight home victory, the Musketeers improved to 2-3 on the season. The win also marked Xavier’s first victory over the Wildcats in Cincinnati in six attempts. The Musketeers got off to a fast start in Saturday’s rematch of the 2012 NCAA Tournament’s first round, netting a goal in the third minute of action. Senior midfielder Matt Walker finished in front of the … Continue reading Men’s soccer scores big against Kentucky Cats

Men’s soccer drops ranked matchup

By: Nikhil Jelaji The Xavier men’s soccer team surrendered two first-half goals to Northwestern University (NU) on Saturday and lost 0-2 against the Wildcats. The first goal came just a minute into the game when Grant Wilson found sophomore forward Joey Calistri, who beat the Musketeer defense to the ball and struck the ball in the upper left corner of the goal. This gave NU a quick 1-0 lead. His second goal arrived in the 22nd minute when he scored off of a rebound. The Musketeers finished with 10 shots, while two were on goal. Northwestern recorded 11 shots and … Continue reading Men’s soccer drops ranked matchup