DU, ORU Victories Highlight #SummitMSOC Sunday Slate

Denver's Alex Underwood & Chandler Crosswait
Denver's Alex Underwood & Chandler Crosswait

Sunday's Summit League men's soccer schedule was highlighted by shutouts over a nationally-ranked team and a Big Ten foe.

No. 15 Denver scored just 1:38 into the match to secure a 1-0 win at No. 25 Rutgers, while Oral Roberts defeated Michigan State by a 2-0 score in Dallas.


[15] Denver 1, [25] Rutgers 0
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (denverpioneers.com) -- Junior Alex Underwood's second-minute strike proved the difference as the University of Denver men's soccer team limited Rutgers to just three shots on goal in a 1-0 win on Sunday afternoon at Yurcak Field. 

Redshirt-sophomore Nick Gardner picked up his third career shutout in his fourth career win.

Redshirt-senior Chandler Crosswait created the Pioneers' early goal, crossing a Reagan Dunk pass into the area to Underwood. The junior's fourth career goal came off the inside of the post after he took a touch, set his feet and picked out the opening.


Oral Roberts 2, Michigan State 0
DALLAS (oruathletics.com) -- A defensive battle ended with great reward for the Golden Eagles.  ORU defeated Michigan State 2-0.

Alex Harris scored his first goal of the season at the 54 minute mark. Santiago Riveros was credited with the assist.

Corey Cantor added to the lead by scoring his first goal of the season at the 62 minute mark. He beat the defender and scored a left-footed bend shot passed the goalie.


In the other Sunday contests, Eastern Illinois fell by a 2-1 score to Milwaukee in a match that was played in Champaign, Ill., while Western Illinois lost at Lipscomb, 3-0. Omaha dropped a 2-0 contest at [22] Connecticut after holding the Huskies scoreless in the first half.

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Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.

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