MEQUON, WI – This past weekend, Benedictine’s football and soccer teams all took a trip up north to Mequon and took on conference foe, Concordia Wisconsin.
Men’s soccer and football won their contests against the Falcons. Soccer shutout out their opponents winning 3-0. Football won in a thrilling overtime game 27-21 giving them their first conference win of the season. However, the women’s soccer team was not able to match as they fell 2-0.
Football: The Eagles football team managed to find a way and never quit. Their thrilling comeback drive in the fourth quarter showed resilience and the urge to win. A touchdown by Cam Barnes followed by well executed two-point conversion from Kiandre Morris forced the game to go into overtime.
Concordia had the chance to win it in overtime, with a game winning field goal, but was sailed outside the goal posts.
The ball was then handed-off to senior running back Joshua Williams five consecutive times, which led to a one-yard game-winning touchdown run to seal the victory for the Eagles over the Falcons.
Their next game is this Saturday against Rockford University for BenU’s homecoming game. Kickoff starts at 1pm but there will be a tailgate prior to the game.
This could be regarded as one of the biggest games of the season so far; Head Coach Jim Schroeder will be facing off against his former team. This is largely a statement game and to see how the Eagles stack up against conference opponents.
Men’s Soccer: The men’s soccer team shut out the Falcons 3-0, making it their 2nd shutout of the season. Although the Eagles started out 0-3-1, they have won four straight conference games and have proven they can bounce back.
“The first few games we were adjusting to the system coach gave us while testing out different lineups. We figured out the lineup and have bought into the game plan coach has given us, which has brought us a lot of success,” said sophomore midfielder Rajin Bains. “The key factor for success this season is to prevent injuries. We need to be healthy to give ourselves the best shot to win games…We have a lot of depth on our team and the next man up is always ready at any moment,” added Bains.
Scoring was shared all over the field with three different Eagles scoring. Hayden Van Son, Andrew Leon and Gabriel Del Toro all scored in the contest. Lukasz Sulka and Van Son both led the game with two assists a piece. The Eagles next game is this Wednesday against conference opponent Illinois Institute of Technology.
Women’s Soccer: The ladies had a rough go last Sunday in a shutout loss to the Falcons. BenU was outshot 27-8 with only four of those shot being on goal. However, senior goalkeeper Cassidy Henson proved her worth saving 10 shots creating a dominating presence in net.
The ladies are now 3-5-1 on the season and are 2-1 in conference. Hopefully they can turn it around in their next conference matchup against Illinois Institute of Technology this Thursday night.