Men’s Soccer Falls to North Park

The Illinois Tech Men’s Soccer team fell to the North Park University Vikings, who were ranked #2 in the nation in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll, 3-0.

How it Happened

  • North Park’s offense came quickly, as the Vikings scored off of a rebound in the second minute. Just five minutes later, NPU was able to score on the left side to go up 2-0.
  • The Illinois Tech defense tightened up later on, limiting the rest of NPU’s opportunities in the half. Jack Critzer also had a shot on goal in the half as the score held 2-0 heading into intermission.
  • Several fouls on both sides slowed the early portion of the second half, with the first shot on goal coming 21 minutes in on a header from Cesar Garza.
  • In the later stages of the second half, North Park was able to score once again.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Garza and Critzer attempted shots on net for the Scarlet Hawks.
  • Anastasios Manolis played well in relief, making three saves in the second half.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will play at Beloit College on Friday, September 7 at 4:30 p.m.