11/13/2010 – The men's team soccer was defeated by Davenport 1-0 in the finals of the WHAC Tournament. The victory improves the Panthers record to 15-6 on the season and advances them to the NAIA Championships, while the Saints season comes to a close with a record of 15-5.
Aquinas, Davenport and an automatic bid to Nationals on the line was the backdrop on Aquinas' soccer field this afternoon. In typical fashion, both squads came at each other with everything they had. The first half saw seven shots by the Panthers and five shots by the shots, but no goals.
Davenport broke the scoreless tie in the 54th minute as Jesse Asanin-Miroux delivered a crossing pass right into the back of the Saints goal. Damian Goncalves and Alex Boehm were credited with assists on Davenport's goal. The Saints continued to execute resulting in nine second half shots, but could never find the equalizer. Jesse Guevara-Lehker recorded four saves as did his counterpart from Davenport, Kevin O'Brien.
A special congratulation to the four seniors who concluded their Aquinas careers with an overall record of 56-21-3. Jeo, Ruben, Chad and Mike -- thank you for everything you've done for the AQ Men's Soccer Program.