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.
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.