Men’s Soccer Ties for First Time in 2016

mens-soccer-tieThe Illinois Tech Men’s Soccer team hosted Grace Bible College on October 11. Illinois Tech and GBC tied by a 1-1 score.

How it Happened

  • Grace Bible scored first, as Tarcisco Siva netted the match’s initial goal in the 31st minute.
  • In the 43rd minute, Norikazu Honda responded for the Scarlet Hawks. Noah Griffith earned the assist to tie the score at 1-1.
  • Despite the Scarlet Hawks outshooting Grace Bible 13-1 in the second half, the Tiger defense held and sent the match to overtime.
  • The unbalanced shot numbers continued in extra time. Illinois Tech outshot Grace 8-3 in the two extra periods, but Drew Smith stayed strong in net for the Tigers. A last-second shot in the last overtime from Griffith missed wide.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Honda scored his third goal of the season on five shots (four on goal).
  • Griffith added an assist and led the Hawks with 13 shots and five shots on goal.
  • Diego Gutierrez Coronel attempted three shots and two shots on goal.
  • Christopher Beluska made three saves in his first start of the season.

Stats to Know

  • Illinois Tech outshot the Tigers 32-14.
  • There were a total of five cards issued in the match (three for Grace, two for Illinois Tech).
  • Illinois Tech committed 12 fouls compared to Grace’s six.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will host North Central College on Saturday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m. Live audio, video, and statistics will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.