Facing off in their second NAIA Top 25 match up in three matches, the No. 21-ranked Raven Men's Soccer team used four goals from Adam James en route to a 4-2 win over No. 6 MNU on Tuesday night.
Benedictine (7-2-1, 2-2 Heart) struck during just 22 seconds into the match as they earned the upset over MNU (6-2, 2-1 Heart).
James first goal came on a pass from Trayton Schafer from near midfield that he was able to push inside the post past MNU keeper Juan Pablo Riesco.
James added his second goal during the 7th minute on another assist from Schafer and pushed the Ravens advantage to three with a goal off an assist from Gabriele Aprea during the 23rd minute.
Benedictine outshot MNU 6-1 over the first half to take a 3-0 lead into the break.
The Pioneers were able to break their scoreless drought during the 49th minute off a goal from Felipe Abreu. Abreu pulled the Pioneers within a point on his second goal of the match during the 51st minute and the spread remained one goal in favor of the Ravens until the 78th minute.
During the 78th minute, the Pioneers were called for a handball inside the box that led to a penalty kick opportunity that James converted past Riesco for his fourth goal of the match.
The four-goal effort for James was the single-best scoring effort for a Ravens since 2007. He finished with four shots, all of on goal, as the Ravens finished with a 9-5 advantage in shots.
Raven keeper Caleb Jenkins picked up two saves over 90 minutes as he earned the win in goal.
Benedictine hits the road for a three-match road swing starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Dubuque, Iowa, against Clarke University.