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.).