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Owls use Dujakovich goal to down Tigers 

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Kenyon College men’s soccer team traveled to Edwards-Maurer Stadium to play the Wittenberg University Tigers on Wednesday night for a conference matchup under the lights. The Owls, currently ranked as the No. 23 team in the country according to the latest United Soccer Coaches Division III poll, won the game 1-0 courtesy of a second-half goal by Eamon Dujakovich. 

In the game’s 50th minute, Kenyon sophomore Isaac Cortez intercepted a Wittenberg pass and raced down the pitch for a breakaway. He took a shot that was deflected, misplayed by a defender and then bounced to Dujakovich, who ripped the loose ball into the back of the net. The goal was the difference-maker in the contest and it was Dujakovich’s seventh of the season. He currently has the second-most goals in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), behind only his teammate Alem Duratovic. 

Wittenberg (6-4-3, 1-3-1 NCAC)  came out strong in the first half, as the team applied solid pressure. The Tigers took nine shots throughout the game and five of those were on goal.

The Owls defense played extremely well, and this was Kenyon’s seventh shutout of the season. Goalkeeper Jack Pedreschi had five saves and he made a great play in the 25th minute as he came far out of the box during a Wittenberg breakaway to clear the ball away. 

Like the Tigers, Kenyon (12-3-0, 6-0-0 NCAC) managed nine shots, with Dujakovich logging four of them. His goal held up as the Owls remained collected on the defensive front, staying strong until the final whistle and recording their seventh straight win.

Still riding a record NCAC regular-season win streak, the Owls look ahead to their next contest, which will be their Senior Day game on Saturday against Wabash College (5-5-4, 1-3-1 NCAC).

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