Chicago, Ill. - The Illinois Tech women lost a close contest to RobertMorrisCollege 1-0 at Stuart
was intense from the very start, with both teams playing a very physical game. The
play was pretty even between both teams and the Lady Scarlet Hawks played
excellent defense. Towards the end of the first half, the Robert Morris Eagles
scored the only goal for the game putting the Illinois Tech women behind 1-0 at
second half, the game became a little more physical. Senior captain Erica
Delgado received a caution for a late tackle. A player for RMC was sent off the
field for violent conduct after striking Delgado in the face. With one minute remaining,
RMC coach Kurt Melcher was ejected for comments made towards the referee.
the entire second half, the Lady Scarlet Hawks continued to push themselves,
but were unable to convert any chances they had on goal. The game concluded as
a 1-0 loss for IIT.
should have won," said Coach Peacock. "Many of the players but in an honest
days work tonight but there were a few individuals that did not perform as well
as they can. We have to have 11 players
on the field committed to the cause, doing their bit, and at times tonight we
did not have that. That's what cost us. Robert
Morris is a good team but we didn't give them our best. If we are to win these games everyone must be
ready to go because when we are ready we have a real chance of winning these kinds
of games. That being said, we are not far away. Once we make a few adjustments we can compete. Robert Morris has been a powerhouse in the CCAC for a long time now, and at times tonight we have outplayed them."
Illinois Tech Women's Soccer team looks for their second conference win against St. Xavier
University on Saturday at Stuart Field.