Freshman Miguel Fierro assisted on the Tigers goal on Saturday, he is third on the team in points
CHICAGO, Ill. — It took until the 82nd minute for
the Tigers to upend CCAC rival St. Xavier University (Ill.) in a Saturday
afternoon matinee. Senior Yonda
Abogunrin (Vernon Hills, Ill.) waited to score his first goal of the year
against the Cougars, and it ended up as a very useful one. The ONU men’s soccer
team only needed one goal as they earned their fifth straight win, giving them the
outright lead in the conference standings.
Prior to the goal by Yonda, there were only a combined seven
shots on goal. Both defenses had their way on the opposing offense. In the 82nd
minute, the Tigers had the ball on their half of the field, and freshman Miguel Fierro (Urbana, Ill.) had a
throw-in. He was able to connect with Yonda to give the Tigers (8-3-1, 5-1) the
St. Xavier (4-7, 4-2) finished the final eight minutes with
two different chances to score but were unable to convert to tie the game.
The game was cleanly played with only 18 fouls called and
two cards handed out. The shot column was very even as the Cougars had 13 to
Sophomore goalkeeper Zach
Chambers (Flanders, N.J.) recorded his fifth shutout of the season, third
straight and fourth in the last five games. He did so with four saves, bringing
his season goals against average to 0.90.
ONU will be back in action at home on Wednesday, October 16,
at 6 p.m. against CCAC opponent Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.)