Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Strong Aurora Team

The Illinois Tech Women’s Lacrosse team had one of its best wins of the season on April 17, downing a tough Aurora Spartans team 11-8 on the road. The win moved the Scarlet Hawks to 5-7 overall and 4-4 in the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference, while dropping AU to 8-5 overall and 5-2 in the league.

How it Happened

  • Alyssa DeLuca started the game off right, scoring 30 seconds into the match off a Madison Meredith assist.
  • The Scarlet Hawks responded after a 3-0 Aurora run, as Shanie Scoles scored twice to tie the score at three.
  • After goals from Scoles and DeLuca, the score was tied 5-5 in the final minute of the half. Isabella Rubin scored with six seconds left to give the Scarlet Hawks a halftime lead.
  • Aurora scored in the first minute of the second half, but the Scarlet Hawks would open the floodgates over the next 13 minutes. Jennifer Young scored three times to build a sizable advantage for Illinois Tech. Another Rubin goal mixed in gave the team its largest lead at 10-6.
  • The Spartans scored twice before the contest ended, but another Rubin goal on a free position shot iced the match and the victory.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Both Rubin (three goals, four ground balls, two draw controls) and Young (three goals, two ground balls, three caused turnovers) had hat tricks and season-high goal totals. Scoles (three goals, three assists, two ground balls, five draw controls, five caused turnovers) joined the hat trick party.
  • DeLuca scored twice and had six ground balls.
  • Meredith had four assists and tallied two ground balls, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers.
  • Jessica Cochis earned the win with five saves in net.

Stats to Know

  • Illinois Tech won despite being outshot 26-19 by Aurora.
  • Illinois Tech won the ground balls battle 26-24.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech will play home matches on consecutive days this weekend, starting on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. against Loras College. Live audio and video will be available for the day. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.