The Illinois Tech Women’s Soccer team was tested on September 15 against a pesky Beloit College Buccaneers team. Despite being outshot for the first time this season, the Scarlet Hawks improved to 5-0-1 with a 3-1 victory.
How it Happened
- Julia Taliana put three shots on net in the first three and a half minutes, but all of the attempts were saved by Beloit’s Connor Keegan-Lloyd.
- After Keegan-Lloyd saved another try by Jamie Griggs, Katie Hoefgen was able to get one past the netminder in the 29th minute, putting the Scarlet Hawks up 1-0.
- Just three minutes later, Griggs scored a tally of her own, as her second goal of the season doubled the Hawk lead.
- In the second half, Caitlin Kenoian was a dominant force in net. Making the second start of her career, the freshman made six second-half saves to keep the Buccaneers offense quiet.
- In the 82nd minute, Hoefgen returned Griggs’ earlier assist by assisting on Griggs’ second goal, building the Scarlet Hawk lead to 3-0.
- Beloit was able to sneak a goal past the Scarlet Hawks with just three seconds left to avoid the shutout.
Scarlet Hawk Standouts
- Griggs had one of her best matches thus far, scoring twice and adding an assist. All three of her shots were on goal.
- Kenoian earned her first career victory making seven saves in the win.
- Hoefgen had a goal and one assist, attempting three shots with one on net.
- Taliana attempted four shots, all on net.
Stats to Know
- While Beloit outshot the Scarlet Hawks 18-15, 11 of Illinois Tech’s 15 attempts were on net compared to eight of 18 for Beloit.
- Corner Kicks (4-4) were even. Illinois Tech committed seven fouls compared to Beloit’s six.
- Illinois Tech opens Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) play on Wednesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at Aurora University.