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Roundup: St. Edward's, Saint Leo win shutouts

No. 7 St. Edward's 1, Newman 0

WICHITA, Kansas -- St. Edward's forward Kyle Ruck scored the only goal of the tough defensive battle against Newman for the 1-0 victory. The Hilltoppers improved to 8-1-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play and have now won eight consecutive matches.

Ruck got the Hilltoppers on the board to take the early 1-0 lead during the 21st minute of play. Ruck headed in his third goal of the season off an Anderson McDaniel free kick. McDaniel received credit for the assist.

St. Edward's outshot Newman 7-6 and had two more shots on goal than the Jets. The game was physical as 33 fouls were called, including a red card. The Hilltoppers committed 19 of the 33 fouls. Kevin Leib recorded his first victory of the season with a shutout. St. Edward's has shutout its opponents in four of the 10 matchups this season.

"Newman has always been a tough place to play," St. Edward's head coach Brian Young said. "We went up early and kept the ball well to finish off the game for the win. The team and staff are excited to get back to Austin for our four-game home stretch."

No. 10 Saint Leo 2, Barry 0

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Saint Leo, ranked No. 10 in the NSCAA coaches' poll, defeated Barry 2-0 on Tuesday.

The Lions (8-1-1, 2-0-1 SSC) scored twice on deflected goals for the win.

In the fifth minute, Edgar Herrera took a pass back from Henry Adu and ripped a shot from 25 yards out that deflected off a Barry defender and past the keeper into the goal.

In the 54th minute, Herrera and Michael Panter worked a combination on a free kick, with Herrera rolling the ball to Panter who blasted a shot from the right wing that skipped off the head of a defender and into the goal.

The Bucs (5-7-1, 2-2-0 SSC) held an 18-11 edge in shots, including 8-5 on goal, but Lion keeper Manuel Schoenhuber had eight saves to preserve the shutout. Johnny Rodrigues had three saves for the Bucs.