Women’s Soccer Drops First California Match

womens-soccer-1The Illinois Tech Women’s Soccer team played its first game of a two-match trip to California on October 8. In a neutral site match, the Scarlet Hawks fell to UC Santa Cruz 4-1.

How it Happened

  • The Banana Slugs jumped out in front, scoring in the 10th and 16th minutes to take an early 2-0 lead.
  • In the 26th minute, Megan Carey scored her second goal of the match for Santa Cruz to go up 3-0 on the Hawks.
  • Katie Hoefgen would get the Scarlet Hawks on the board before halftime. On an assist from Venika Jarvis, Hoefgen scored in the 36th minute to bring the match to a 3-1 score.
  • Just one goal was scored in the second half. Carey completed her hat trick on a free kick in the 88th minute.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Hoefgen scored on her only shot on net. She had two shots total.
  • Jarvis added an assist.
  • Anida Phetchanpheng led the Scarlet Hawks with three shots, all of which were on net.
  • Jessica Park made 17 saves in the loss.

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks were outshot 32-7.
  • Illinois Tech attempted four corners compared to just one for UC Santa Cruz.
  • No cards were issued in the match.