Chicago, Ill. - After a
110-minute, double overtime battle the previous day, Illinois Tech women's
soccer team struggled against visiting Madonna University Saturday.
The Lady Scarlet Hawks fought hard in the first half through
fatigue and the warm weather, but Madonna still lead 1-0 at halftime.
The Scarlet Hawks had trouble finding their legs in the
second half, resulting in a 4-0 win for Madonna. The visitors got off 20 shots on goal, with
goalkeeper Lauren McClelland making 16 saves.
"We have had better days and better weekends to be honest,"
said Coach Peacock. "We played an
extremely strong team in Madonna, and in my opinion they will be at nationals
this year. It's a good experience for us
to play a team of this stature. We play conference
games against the likes of Trinity Christian, Trinity International, St.
Xavier, and Robert Morris who are all at this level. We are a young team and still learning. We
just need to get better as the season progresses."
The Scarlet Hawks will travel to Pulaski,
Tennessee over the Labor Day weekend for the
Martin Methodist tournament, where they will play Martin
the reigning NAIA National Champions, and Lambuth University.