Xavier looks forward to a strong Big East

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ It’s now year three of the new Catholic-flavored Big East, and the 2015-16 season might represent Xavier’s best chance to make a run at a conference title. For the second consecutive season, the media picked the Musketeers to finish fourth in the conference at Big East Media Day. Here is the Newswire’s Big East conference preview and predictions. 1. Villanova (16-2 2014-15 conference record, Projected finish at BE Media Day: First) Another year, another conference championship for the Wildcats. While both James Farr and Chris Mack stressed the importance of beating Villanova in interviews with … Continue reading Xavier looks forward to a strong Big East

Men’s soccer kicks balls, but still falls

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ The men’s soccer team lost twice in its past two home games. Xavier hosted Georgetown on Oct. 3 and came out with a 1-0 loss in extra time. The Hoyas scored the golden goal in the 96th minute. The loss broke a five-game winning streak held since Xavier faced rival Cincinnati. Despite going into extra time, the Musketeers had multiple opportunities to edge out of the deadlock. Junior Jalen Brown and redshirt sophomore Walker Androit combined for a total of six shots. Senior Dallas Jaye made five saves through the match. The Hoyas converted their … Continue reading Men’s soccer kicks balls, but still falls