Illinois Tech Drops Second Home Match to Kalamazoo

The Illinois Tech Women’s Lacrosse team dropped the second game of the season 15-4 to the Kalamazoo Hornets on March 3.

How it Happened

  • In the first eight minutes of play Alyssa DeLuca notched a goal after an assist from Madison Meredith.
  • Kalamazoo countered quickly with Sam Jacobsen recording two goals within the next two minutes with assists from teammates Amanda Moss and Jenna Wolf.
  • After another 10 minutes of play, the Hornets’ Rachel Madar scored a goal while Moss recorded another assist on the play.
  • Within a minute of each other, Kalamazoo’s Hannah Meyers put an unassisted goal on the board followed by two more goals from Meyers, putting the Hornets up 6-1 with five minutes to play in the first half.
  • The Scarlet Hawks finally answered the Hornets’ attack with a goal by Shanie Scoles on a free position shot, making the score 6-2 with two minutes to play in the first half.
  • Kalamazoo finished the half strong with two goals from Lilly Baumann and the visitors led 8-2 at halftime.
  • Madar and Jacobsen picked up where they left off for Kalamazoo to begin the second half with a goal each, extending the lead to 10-2 in the early stages of the second half.
  • DeLuca and Meredith teamed up again for a goal in the fifth minute of the second half.
  • Shortly thereafter, the Hornets reached 12 goals with Moss and Madar scoring within two minutes of each other.
  • Scoles tallied another goal from Mallory Tognetti to make the score 12-4 halfway through the second period.
  • The Hornets’ Madar, Baumann, and Jordan Reichenbach all scored in the last ten minutes of the match to secure the win for Kalamazoo.

Scarlet Hawks Standouts

  • DeLuca finished with two goals on four shots plus a ground ball and two draw controls.
  • Scoles had two goals on four shots. She also had a ground ball and a caused turnover.
  • Meredith had two assists, six ground balls, three caused turnovers, and two draw controls.
  • Tognetti recorded an assist, two ground balls, and a caused turnover.

Stats to Know

  • Kalamazoo held a 26-14 lead in shots.
  • The Hornets also led in draw controls (14-6) and ground balls (17-15).
  • Illinois Tech committed too many turnovers, yielding possession 23 times to Kalamazoo’s 16.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech will travel to Hope College on Tuesday, March 6 for a 5 p.m. match in Holland, Michigan.