Podsiadly, Kwortnik Score in Men’s Soccer 2-0 Win

The Illinois Tech Men’s Soccer team trekked north to Wisconsin to oppose Ripon College. Illinois Tech outshot the Redhawks 18-5 in a 2-0 win.

How it Happened

  • In a dominant first half, the Scarlet Hawks outshot the Redhawks 11-2 and out cornered the hosts 6-0. Ripon netminder Cole Jurish made nine saves to keep the Scarlet Hawks at bay.
  • Illinois Tech was able to score in the 39th minute thanks to Michael Podsiadly. He tallied on a deflection off of a defender, capitalizing on the chance to give Illinois Tech the 1-0 lead.
  • In the second half, the dominant play continued, but another six saves by Ripon kept the hosts in the match.
  • Noah Kwortnik scored for the third time this season in the 69th minute, tallying on a Norikazu Honda assist off of a corner kick.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Podsiadly scored his first goal of the season while Kwortnik tallied his third.
  • Anastasios Manolis earned a shutout and his first win of the season in net.
  • Brandon-Bortei Doku led Illinois Tech in shots with five.
  • Honda added an assist.

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks moved to 5-3-1 with the win. Ripon fell to 2-9-1.
  • Illinois Tech has yet to be outshot in a match this season. The Scarlet Hawks have attempted more shots than the opponent in eight of nine matches, with the ninth match being a 19-19 tie (September 3 vs. Simpson).
  • The final corner kick count was 12-2 in favor of Illinois Tech.