Men's Soccer Set To Host Cedarville On Tuesday Night
Sept. 16, 2013
CINCINNATI – Riding a two-match winning streak, the Xavier men’s soccer team will host the Yellow Jackets of Cedarville on Tuesday night. The match is slated to start at 7 p.m.
Game No. 6: Xavier (2-3-0) vs. Cedarville (2-0-1)
Xavier comes into Tuesday’s match riding the momentum from a huge 2-1 win over Kentucky on Saturday night. On the season, the Blue and White have netted seven goals in five contests, allowing eight scores with a 1.60 goals-against average. XU has been led offensively early in the year with three goals and four assists from senior Matt Walker (Batavia, Ohio/Batavia). Senior Gino De Paoli (Highland Village, Texas/Marcus), junior Will Walker (Batavia, Ohio/Batavia), sophomore Calum Latham (Springfield, Ohio/Central Catholic) and freshman Jalen Brown (Indianapolis, Ind./Brebuf Jesuit) have each scored once. Between the pipes, XU has used a pair of keepers, with Eric Osswald (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty/USF) racking up 10 saves in four games and Vince Shaw (Versailles, Ky./Woodford County) tallying a trio of saves in two appearances.
The Musketeers will hit the road for their next two matches. XU will face Missouri State in Springfield, Mo. (Sept. 21; 2:30 p.m.), before facing crosstown rival Cincinnati on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
In their second game of the week, a rematch of the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, seniors Matt Walker and Gino De Paoli netted goals to give the Xavier a 2-1 win over Kentucky in front of spirited crowd of 1,036 fans at the XU Soccer Complex.
A LIL’ PRESEASON LOVE
Xavier Men’s Soccer Preseason Awards (2013)