Weber, Cohen Give Xavier 2-1 Victory Against Saint Joseph's
Oct. 23, 2011
The win improves the Musketeers' records to 9-3-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the Atlantic 10. Saint Joseph's remains winless in the conference (0-5-0) and falls to 1-12-0 overall.
"Hats off to our guys for a solid bounce back effort," said second-year head coach Andy Fleming. "We played pretty well for 70 minutes and then closed out what became a typical Atlantic 10 Sunday game. We scored both goals off corner kicks, including a wonderful goal by Adar, and had several contributions from our bench that helped the cause.
"As we come down the stretch we must continue to play with playoff like focus and increased urgency. We will ride our upperclassmen and clean up a few small things defensively to help get ready for what will be a tough weekend against Charlotte and Saint Louis."
Weber scored Xavier's first goal with his successful rebound attempt on a corner kick in the 41st minute. It was the third of the season for the forward who was one of three Musketeers to record three shots. Junior defender James Queree was credited with his second assist of the year.
Cohen used Xavier's only corner kick in the second half to strike his first-career and eventual game-winning goal in 54th minute. The second-year defender played a pass on the corner kick from sophomore Gino Depaoli and ripped a 25-yard shot to put the Musketeers up 2-0. It was DePaoli's fourth assist this season.
Saint Joseph's cut into the two-goal deficit in the 62nd minute when Alex Critzos put in a rebound from Timmy Brennan.
Senior goalkeeper Ryan Engelmann (3-1-1) had another solid outing for the Musketeers, racking up 90 minutes and making four saves. The Hawks' Andrew D'Ottavi (1-9-0) took the loss after making six saves.
The Musketeers outshot the Hawks, 19-12, with Weber, junior Luke Spencer, and sophomore Matt Walker leading the way. Xavier had eight shots on net to Saint Joseph's five. Mike Glazer and Jake Nelson had three apiece for the Hawks.
A season-low three fouls were called on the Musketeers. The Hawks were whistled for 10 fouls. Corner kicks were in favor of Xavier, 6-0
Xavier continues its five-game road trip with visits to No. 10 Charlotte on Friday and Saint Louis on Sunday. The following weekend the Musketeers return to the region to face Dayton in the final regular season game of the season.