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2013-10-16 Cardinal Stritch moves into first place with 1-0 defeat of ONU
7-3-12 ONU wins CCAC All-Sports cup

Cardinal Stritch moves into first place with 1-0 defeat of ONU

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — In a match up between the ONU Tigers, the CCAC leaders, and second-place Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) Wolves, the game lived up to all the hype. Both defenses played great and were unwilling to give up anything easily. However, the Wolves' early goal was enough to give them a win over the Tigers and move them into first place in the CCAC.

In only the 11th minute of the game, Josh Roberts gave the Wolves (9-3-1, 5-1-1) a 1-0 lead. He was assisted by Will Spurway. Cardinal Stritch was the dominant team in the first half as they possessed the ball the majority of the minutes in the half, limiting the Tigers' (8-4-1, 5-2) shots to only three in the first half.

In the second half, Olivet started to show urgency as they needed an equalizer. From the 63rd minute until the 81st minute, the Tigers put together a string of seven shots that gave them the best opportunity of the game. However, they were unable to find the net.

The game was cleanly played with only 19 fouls called and one card handed out. The shot column was very even as the Cougars had 10 to ONU’s 11.

Sophomore goalkeeper Zach Chambers (Flanders, N.J.) recorded five saves and gave up a goal for the first time in four games. Cardinal Stritch goalkeeper Jim Jones had three saves in the shutout of the Tigers.

ONU will be back in action at home on Saturday, October 19, at 7 p.m. against CCAC opponent Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.).

Boxscore: http://web.olivet.edu/sports/soccer/men/games/2013/onums13.htm