Men’s Soccer Wins on Senior Day

menThe Illinois Tech Men’s Soccer team dominated possession on Senior Day on October 16 to move to 6-8-1 on the season. Illinois Tech downed Wentworth Military 5-2.

How it Happened

  • The scoring started early for the Scarlet Hawks, as Norikazu Honda bent a corner kick into the far corner of the net in the 13th minute.
  • After Wentworth scored on a Jared Dow goal in the 19th minute, Diego Gutierrez Coronel scored off of a Quentin Dreilich pass in the 42nd minute to break the tie. Just a minute later, Santiago Bartolome scored ┬áto give the Hawks a 3-1 lead heading into the intermission.
  • In the second half, the Scarlet Hawks kept momentum. Bartolome assisted on a Michael Podsiadly tally in the 53rd minute to bring the score to 4-1.
  • Just over a minute after Podsiadly’s goal, Brandon Bortei-Doku┬áscored on a left-footed free kick to extend the lead.
  • Wentworth would score courtesy of Adam Landherr in the 85th minute to round out the scoring.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Five different Hawks accounted for the five goals: Honda, Gutierrez Coronel, Bartolome, Podsiadly, and Bortei-Doku.
  • Dreilich and Bartolome accounted for the team’s assists.
  • Idris Ayantoye led the team with six shots.
  • Alex Kern earned his first collegiate win, making four saves in just under 60 minutes.

Stats to Know

  • Illinois Tech outshot Wentworth 26-13 overall and 13-5 on net.
  • The Scarlet Hawks attempted five corner kicks compared to none for the Red Dragons.
  • Illinois Tech committed 15 fouls. Wentworth committed 14.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks return to the field on Thursday, October 20 when the team hosts Moody Bible Institute. The match is set to begin at 6 p.m. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.