Scoles Scores Seven as Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Monmouth

The Illinois Tech Women’s Lacrosse team (4-6. 3-3 MWLC) hosted a Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference contest on April 11 against Monmouth College (2-8, 1-4 MWLC). Behind a stellar night from freshman Shanie Scoles, the Scarlet Hawks snapped a three-match losing streak to defeat the Fighting Scots 14-8.

How it Happened

  • After an Alyssa DeLuca goal in the third minute of the match, Scoles took over. She scored four times in a four minute span to extend Illinois Tech’s lead to 5-0. Madison Meredith assisted on three of the first five goals.
  • DeLuca and Scoles both scored twice before halftime, while Meredith netted a goal herself.
  • Leading 10-4 at intermission, DeLuca and Isabella Rubin quickly extended the advantage to 12-4 eight minutes in.
  • Monmouth’s Kara-Jade Gordon went on a run, scoring three straight times to cut the lead to 12-7.
  • With two man-up opportunities late, the Scarlet Hawks capitalized. Scoles and DeLuca scored once again to ice the contest.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Scoles had a career game, scoring seven times on 11 shots (10 on net) to go along with five ground balls, six draw controls, and three caused turnovers.
  • DeLuca scored five times on five shots on goal with nine draw controls and three ground balls.
  • Meredith had five assists to go along with a goal and four draw controls.
  • Rubin scored once, had three ground balls, and two draw controls.
  • Jennifer Young led Illinois Tech with four caused turnovers and also had four ground balls.

Stats to Know

  • The draw was a big factor for Illinois Tech, outdoing the Scots 20-4 on DC’s.
  • Illinois Tech attempted 12 more shots (32-20).
  • Clearing was also key. The Scarlet Hawks were 10-for-14 on clears, while the Scots were 11-for-20.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech will oppose Cornell College on the road on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m.