Men’s Soccer Surges Past Maranatha

mens-soccerThe Illinois Tech Men’s Soccer team hosted an early evening contest on October 4¬†against Maranatha Baptist University. Illinois Tech scored five goals in the second half and four in the last eight minutes of the match, propelling the team to a 7-1 win.

How it Happened

  • It was the Scarlet Hawks who struck first, as Ryan Blackburn scored his first goal of the season. The unassisted goal in the 24th minute put Illinois Tech up 1-0.
  • After a MBU tally, Santiago Bartolome scored his first of two penalty kick goals in the 35th minute to put the Hawks up 2-1. It was just 57 seconds after Maranatha tied the score.
  • Bartolome took advantage of another penalty kick opportunity in the 59th minute to increase the cushion to 3-1. It was Bartolome’s fifth goal of the season.
  • In the 82nd minute, the Scarlet Hawks would score the first of four goals over the last 7:22 of the match. Bartolome found Noah Griffith to make the score 4-1.
  • Diego Gutierrez Coronel proceeded to take over, scoring twice in just 38 seconds (85th and 86th minutes). The goals were his first two of the season.
  • To round out the scoring, Brandon Bortei-Doku (first goal of the season) scored off of a pass from Oluwaseun Ogunsanya (second assist of the season) to bring the final to 7-1.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Bartolome scored twice and also tallied two assists. He led the Hawks with seven shots and four shots on net.
  • Gutierrez Coronel scored twice on five shots (four on net).
  • Griffith scored once on six shots (three on net).
  • Bortei-Doku scored once on four shots (two on net).
  • Blackburn scored once on two shots (both on net).
  • Ogunsanya added an assist.

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks have outscored opponents 13-1 over the last two matches.
  • Illinois Tech is now 4-2 in matches at Stuart Field this season.
  • The Scarlet Hawks outshot MBU 35-5.
  • Illinois Tech attempted a season-high 20 shots on goal.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech will travel to St. Norbert College on Saturday, October 8 to take on the Green Knights. Match time is 2:30 p.m.