Women’s Soccer Draws at CUC, Falls to Coe

The Illinois Tech Women’s Soccer team made the short drive to Concordia-Chicago on September 14 to oppose the CUC Cougars. The game slowed down after a fast start, with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw. On September 16 the team hosted the unbeaten Kohawks of Coe College for the 2017 Homecoming game. Coe jumped out to a first half lead as Illinois Tech was unable to recover, falling 3-0.

How it Happened – CUC 

  • Four minutes into the match, the Cougars jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a Sydney Fuller goal.
  • In what would become a theme in the first half, Illinois Tech responded to the CUC tally. A lead pass from Kirsten Robinson found Julia Taliana, who scored in the 11th minute to tie things 1-1.
  • Concordia took a 2-1 lead in the 21st minute, but just 50 seconds later, Taliana made a tricky cross to Erin James, who scored to tie the match once again.
  • While the Scarlet Hawks controlled possession much of the first half, it was Concordia’s turn in the second, outshooting the Hawks 8-4. The defense held strong as the match went to overtime.
  • In the extra periods, the Scarlet Hawks outshot the Cougars 6-2. However, Concordia was able to turn away the opportunities to force a draw.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Talina had a goal and an assist on a team-high six shots (three on goal).
  • James took three shots (two on goal), scoring once.
  • Robinson tallied an assist and two shots (both on net).
  • Katie Hoefgen also attempted six shots and three shots on goal.

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks outshot the Cougars 22-17.
  • Illinois Tech had seven corners compared to three for CUC.
  • The Cougars forced the tie in large part due to 11 saves.

How it Happened – Coe 

  • Sydney Schroeder scored in the 27th minute for Coe after the Scarlet Hawks were tight defensively to begin the match.
  • Coe added another tally quickly, as Shalyn Kinney scored on a Schroeder pass in the next minute.
  • Jordan Holmes scored for Coe in the 33rd minute to extend the lead to 3-0.
  • The Scarlet Hawks responded with more chances in the second half, as shots were even at 5-5. However, Illinois Tech was unable to find the back of the net while keeping the Kohawks scoreless.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Hoefgen led the team with three shots and two shots on goal.
  • James attempted a shot on goal.

Stats to Know

  • Coe outshot Illinois Tech 16-7 overall and 10-3 on net.
  • Coe goalkeeper MJ Winterer has yet to allow a goal this season.
  • Coe out cornered Illinois Tech 8-2.