CHICAGO, IL - The Scarlet Hawks were defeated 0-5 by
the Saint Xavier Cougars on Wednesday, October 7th. The game was
played at the Cougar's home field in Chicago,
midfielder, Nancy Schueth, beat IIT's goalie on a breakaway to score the first
goal of the match. Forward, Kelley Steinhaus, assisted the goal. Ten minutes
later in the 18th minute of the game, Steinhaus had her second
assist to midfielder, Jessica Martinez. Martinez' goal was scored off of a
breakaway. Not more than two minutes later, freshman, Elysha Peele scored a
goal off a cross from Schueth. The Scarlet Hawks struggled to keep possession
and lacked intensity from the very beginning of the match. The Hawks only
produced one shot the first half whereas the Cougars got off ten shots. IIT
grouped together at half time and came out stronger the second half.
hawks began the second half with more focus and more aggression. The game was
scoreless for the first 37 minutes of the second half, and IIT created many
more chances on goal. IIT's Stephanie Salem, Kay Durbin, and Diana Otero all
had shots on the Cougar's goal. Despite the effort the Hawks made in the second
half, the SXU Cougars stole 2 more goals before the game ended.
Elysha Peele had
her second goal of the match in the 82nd minute. Her goal was
created off of a cross by Martinez.
Less than one minute later, Peele assisted Cecilia Cline in a goal. The game
concluded in a 0-5 loss for the Scarlet Hawks.
The Hawks season
record stands 8-4 and 3-1 in conference.