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Xavier males’s soccer head coach Andy Fleming discusses his staff’s 1-1 draw with the College of Cincinnati, and its battle for nationwide respect.
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Perhaps now Xavier males’s soccer will command the nationwide respect it is in all probability due. 

The Musketeers opened Huge East Convention play Saturday with a 1-zero, extra time win towards No. 9-ranked Georgetown.

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Redshirt sophomore Samson Sergi scored the game-winner in the 92nd minute off a Simen Hestnes corner kick. 

The goal was Sergi’s fourth of 2017.

The win allowed head coach Andy Fleming’s side to improve to 5-1-1, and extend its unbeaten run to six games.

Fleming is also now 7-2-1 against the United Soccer Coaches’ Top 10 since 2010.

The victory was also Xavier’s second against a ranked opponent this month. 

Xavier returns to action on Wednesday against a Kentucky Wildcats team that’s currently ranked but could fall out of the rankings following a loss this week to the University of Cincinnati.

National polls released later this week will reveal if Xavier is finally rewarded on a national scale for its recent run of form.