Seniors Lead Men’s Soccer Past Andrews University, Elmhurst Halts Win Streak

The Illinois Tech Men’s Soccer team faced USCAA foe Andrews University on October 13. Illinois Tech dominated from start to finish, defeating the Cardinals 5-0. On October 15 the team snapped its seven-match winning streak, falling to Elmhurst College 2-1.

How it Happened – Andrews University 

  • It was a big day for the team’s seniors. One of them, Norikazu Honda, scored an unassisted goal in the 10th minute to get the scoring started for the Hawks.
  • In the 18th minute, Quentin Dreilich, another senior, assisted Brandon Bortei-Doku to increase the lead to 2-0.
  • Both Honda and Dreilich teamed up for the team’s third tally. Honda dished out an assist to his fellow senior in the 22nd minute as the lead continued to climb.
  • The Scarlet Hawks were not done in the first half, as Michael Podsiadly scored courtesy of a Jacob Brown assist in the 38th minute.
  • In the second half, Bortei-Doku scored his second goal of the match thanks to an assist from Jonathon Clarke.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • The senior tandem of Dreilich and Honda each tallied one goal and one assist. Dreilich also led the team with five shots and three shots on goal.
  • Bortei-Doku scored twice on three shots (all on goal).
  • Podsiadly scored his third goal of the season on four shots (three on goal).
  • Both Clarke and Brown tallied assists.
  • Alex Kern recorded a shutout, made three saves, and earned his eighth win of the season.

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks moved to 9-3-1 on the season.
  • Illinois Tech outshot the Cardinals 26-6.
  • A total of seven yellow cards were handed out (four for Andrews, three for Illinois Tech).

How it Happened – Elmhurst 

  • The Bluejays jumped ahead early. Zach Clements scored for the hosts on a rebound shot from JD Garnett in the sixth minute to take a 1-0 lead.
  • In the 22nd minute, Clements struck again, scoring courtesy of teammates Oliver Salie and Garnett.
  • The Scarlet Hawks got some offense going in the second half, scoring off of one of Illinois Tech’s three corner kicks. Honda gave a great pass to Peter Fouchet, who scored to cut the lead in half.
  • Elmhurst used a 5-3 shot advantage in the second half to limit any further Scarlet Hawk chances.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Fouchet scored on his only shot attempt.
  • Honda had an assist and a shot.
  • Oluwaseun Ogunsanya had a team-high two shots (one on net).

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks were outshot for the first time this season, trailing 13-7 in the category.
  • Illinois Tech is now 9-4-1 on the season, while Elmhurst improved to 7-5-2.
  • Each goalkeeper did not get much action. Elmhurst tallied three saves compared to one for the Scarlet Hawks.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech is in action on Wednesday, October 18 at Moody Bible Institute for the first of two matchups in the Chicago Cup Series. The match is set to begin at 3 p.m.