Park Records 17 Saves in Loss to Augustana

The Illinois Institute of Technology Women’s Soccer team hosted a strong Augustana College team on September 7. Despite a banner night for goalkeeper Jessica Park, the Scarlet Hawks fell 3-0 to the Vikings.


  • Illinois Tech (0-2-1)
  • Augustana (3-0)

How it Happened

  • Illinois Tech was able to hold off multiple efforts and corner kicks from the Vikings in the early going. At the 27 minute mark, Augustana snuck a goal past Park on a corner kick to take a 1-0 lead.
  • While Illinois Tech generated a few chances late in the first half, Augustana outshot the Scarlet Hawks 14-3 in the frame. Park recorded 10 saves to keep the Vikings at bay.
  • In the second half, Augustana dominated possession to start things off. The Vikings scored at the 56 minute mark to go up 2-0.
  • The onslaught of shots continued for the Vikings, as the team attempted 17 shots in the half. Augie scored once again in the 69th minute to go up 3-0.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Despite the loss, Park recorded a career-high 17 saves.
  • Katie Hoefgen led the Scarlet Hawks with two shots.
  • Katherine Nishimoto attempted the team’s lone shot on net.

Augustana Accolades

  • Sammi Farcos, Grace Iaquinta, and Anna Fank all tallied goals for the Vikings. Iaquinta and Bri Frys each tallied assists.

Stats to Know

  • Illinois Tech was outshot 31-4 overall and 21-1 in shots on net.
  • Augie recorded eight corner kicks compared to none for Illinois Tech.
  • The Scarlet Hawks committed just 12 fouls compared to Augie’s 18. The Vikings had the match’s only two yellow cards.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech will travel to nearby River Forest to oppose the Stars of Dominican University on Saturday, September 10. The match is scheduled for a noon start. A live webcast and stats will be available courtesy of Dominican.