Jake Vollmer and the Musketeers are back in action on Sunday.
Oct. 10, 2008
CINCINNATI - The Musketeers had several good scoring chances but had to settle for a tie as the Xavier University men's soccer team played George Washington to a scoreless draw on Friday evening at the XU Soccer Complex in Cincinnati. With the tie, Xavier's record now stands at 1-7-2 while the Colonials are 4-3-2. The contest was the Atlantic 10 opener for both squads.
XU is now 4-8-2 all-time in A-10 openers and 1-1-2 in A-10 openers since Dave Schureck took over as head coach.
XU's best chance to take a lead in regulation came at the 33:30 mark. James Getzen was unguarded outside the box on the near side and struck a shot that seemed ticketed for the back of the net. However, the ball bounced off the crossbar and out of bounds.
XU also had a solid chance 4:30 into the first overtime. The Musketeers were awarded a penalty kick and Andy Dimbi served the ball into the box. Tommy Clines was there, dove for the ball and hit a header that whispered past the near post by a few inches.
Adam Sokolowski and the Xavier defense were solid as the Colonials were held to only five shots on goal with Sokolowski turning away each attempt.
Matt Scheer made three saves for GW.
Xavier is back in action when they square-off against Richmond on Sunday. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at the XU Soccer Complex.