Rubin’s Big Game Leads Women’s Lacrosse Past Hope

The Illinois Tech Women’s Lacrosse team played its third game in the state of Michigan on March 15 against Hope College. Illinois Tech overcame a large Flying Dutch run to defeat the home team 10-9.


  • Illinois Tech 4-0
  • Hope 1-2

How it Happened

  • Illinois Tech started things off with an Isabel Fitzpatrick-Meyers goal less than three minutes into the match.
  • After Hope answered three minutes later, the Scarlet Hawks went on a 4-0 run to take a 5-1 advantage with 9:46 left in the half. Three of the four tallies came courtesy of Isabella Rubin.
  • Hope answered with a fierce run. The Flying Dutch scored the half’s last five goals to take a 6-5 lead at halftime. The hosts also scored eight minutes into the second half to take a 7-5 lead.
  • After being held scoreless for over 20 minutes, the Scarlet Hawks offense came to life. Rubin scored at the 14:17 mark before scoring twice more at the 7:34 and 6:11 marks, taking the lead back for Illinois Tech at 8-7.
  • Hope would respond, scoring two goals over the next minute of action to take the lead back.
  • With 4:26 to play, Alyssa DeLuca netted her first goal of the game to tie things back up at 9-9.
  • Less than a minute later, Rubin scored her seventh goal of the match on a free position shot to take a 10-9 lead with 3:44 to play. Hope was held without a shot the rest of the way as Illinois Tech held on for the victory.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Rubin had one of her best games as a Scarlet Hawk. The sophomore scored a career-high seven goals while also adding a team-high six caused turnovers, four ground balls, and three draw controls.
  • DeLuca (five ground balls, three caused turnovers), Madison Meredith (three ground balls, three draw controls), and Fitzpatrick-Meyers (two ground balls) all tallied one goal.
  • Abbie Reynolds moved to a perfect 4-0 in net.

Stats to Know

  • Illinois Tech continues to clear at a highly successful rate. The Scarlet Hawks were an astounding 15-of-18 in clearing attempts compared to 14-of-22 for Hope.
  • Fouls (Hope 29, Illinois Tech 27), ground balls (Hope 28, Illinois Tech 26), and draw controls (Hope 11, Illinois Tech 10) were all nearly even.
  • The Scarlet Hawks outshot the Flying Dutch 35-21.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech will oppose Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference foe Hamline University on Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. for the first home contest of 2017. The contest at Stuart Field will have live audio, video, and stats. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.