The Men's Soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four straight games, edging past the Seton Hall Pirates 1-0 in its Big East opener.
The 'Cats also managed to push their shutout streak to 408 minutes, spanning over its last five matches.
The match started brightly for Villanova, as they were able to take advantage of a foul called just outside the 18-yard box.
Sophomore midfielder Kyle Soroka stepped up and drilled a shot into the lower left-hand corner of the net, giving the Wildcats a priceless lead only ten minutes into the match.
The early goal opened up the match as both sides created a few great scoring chances.
Kyle McCarthy rocked the crossbar with a strong header off of a Brent Hooper corner kick, and Dylan Renna was denied from eight yards out by a fingertip save.
Heading back the other way, junior goalkeeper Chris Bresnahan made a couple of point-blank stops to perseve the victory for 'Nova.
For more on the win and thoughts from Coach Tom Carlin, check on Villanova.com.
Looking forward, Villanova hosts the Loyola, Md. Greyhounds on Wednesday before taking a roadtrip to the DePaul Blue Demons for a crucial Big East match-up.