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09:35 AM

Men's Soccer Team Celebrates Historic Success

Governors State University is celebrating the men's soccer team, which enjoyed the most successful expansion season in GSU's athletic history in 2019.

Coach Matt Eggert's squad posted an 8-9-1 record and qualified for the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, losing to Cardinal Stritch in the quarterfinals.

"I'm very proud that as a first-year program we were competitive in a tough conference, made the playoffs, and established a style of play where we were dangerous to score at anytime," said Eggert.

Season highlights included a 4-2 win at Taylor University, which saw the Jaguars score twice in the opening minutes before a raucous crowd on the road. GSU also won its first-ever home game, played at Marian Catholic High School, with a 4-2 win over Holy Cross. In October, the team compiled an unbeaten streak with four defeats and a tie.

Eggert is already looking forward to next season.

"As we transition into our second year as a program, it's all about taking the next step, putting in the hard work to form connections as a team and develop to the point where we're just not making the playoffs," he said. "But where we establish ourselves as a championship-caliber team. We're going to accept nothing less.’’