Men’s Soccer Falls to North Central Sunday

The Illinois Tech Men’s Soccer team hosted North Central College on September 30 in a non-conference match. The Scarlet Hawks led early, but North Central (6-3, 1-1 CCIW) stormed back to tie the game in regulation and win in overtime (4-6, 0-4 NACC).

How it Happened

  • After a quiet first half for both sides, Manuel Lopez scored his first collegiate goal after a scrum in front of the net in the 39th minute. The assist came courtesy of Ryan Fagan.
  • With just 1:17 left to play, Alexis Flores scored on a penalty kick to tie the score.
  • Thanks to a double assist with Gavin Sanchez and Jared Collier, Flores scored again just 43 seconds into overtime to end the contest.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Lopez scored Illinois Tech’s lone goal. Fagan provided the assist.
  • Illinois Tech’s goalkeeper provided 16 saves. Anastasios Manolis stopped six in the first half, while Alex Kern had 10 saves in the second half and overtime.

Stats to Know

  • The Cardinals outshot the Scarlet Hawks 31-10.
  • Illinois Tech committed 18 fouls compared to NCC’s eight.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech will resume conference play against the Concordia University Chicago Cougars on Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at Stuart Field. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.