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. This was a huge test for the men’s team that has been nearly overpowering this entire season. After a 57th minute goal by freshman Matt Vasquenza, the Musketeers looked prime for a big conference win. Confidence was high as Xavier took a second-half lead over … Continue reading Men earn top-25 ranking

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 scoreless after its goal. Junior keeper Eric Osswald made five saves throughout the game. The first half of the game was marked by two chances from sophomore Jalen Brown. The Bison defense blocked one shot and another hit the post. There were multiple chances for … Continue reading Mens soccer downs Bison

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 result of maintaining possession within the Bearcats’ defensive third for much of the match, the Musketeers walked away with a 3-0 victory. Senior midfielder Garrett Halfhill scored two goals and senior Will Walker delivered the nail in the coffin with a third goal for the … Continue reading Men’s soccer dominates Cincinnati