IIT Scarlet Hawks challenged Goshen
College on Saturday,
September 21st at 1pm. The game was played at IIT's home field where
it was warm and sunny. The Hawks were motivated and ready for the match and
came away with a 5-0 Victory!
Scarlet Hawk midfielders created many chances in front of goal straightaway.
The IIT offense battered the opposing goalie with many shots but didn't slip
one behind her until the 15th minute of the game. Stephanie Salem
got control of the ball on the left side of the field and made a great pass to
Mary McCabe in the 18-yard box. McCabe was in a great position to score and she
shot the ball first time into the back of the net. The second goal of the match
also came from McCabe. A foul was called inside the opponent's box, and McCabe
stepped up to take the penalty kick. With confidence, she placed the ball into
the right corner.
Scarlet Hawks continued to control Goshen
in the second half. The Hawks were connecting as a team and keeping possession
of the ball, which led to many goal-scoring situations. The third goal of the
match was a brilliant shot by Stephanie Salem. Salem took a cross/shot from the far left
side of the field and the ball curved beautifully around the goalie into the
top right corner of the goal. Salem
scored her second goal of the game soon after in the 60th minute.
Right midfielder, Megan Sarratt, got a beautiful cross off from the corner of
the field to find Salem
inside the box. Salem
connected with the ball to score a fierce header in the top right corner of the
net. The last goal of the game was scored by freshman, Jaime Ward. Ward used
her quick pace on a breakaway to beat the last defender and to slip the ball
passed the goalie into the back of the net. This was Ward's first season goal.
was proud of the way they connected with each other during the game. Their
possession continues to improve with each game they play. Way to go Scarlet
Hawks, with a 5-0 victory!!