CHICAGO, IL - Senior's led the way for the Illinois Tech women's soccer team in an 8-1 Homecoming victory over Benedictine University Springfield on Saturday.
Senior Emily Tilton opened the scoring in the 2nd minute with a left footed finished off a cross from Veronica Torres. Fellow senior Noel Deis tapped in her own rebound off a penalty kick in the 10th minute.
Diana Otero knocked home a goal off another Torres pass to make it 3-0 in the 13th minute. Tilton fed senior Kay Durbin with a cross for a header goal to put the Hawks up 4-0.
Marit Tundal tucked in the fifth Scarlet Hawks goal on a nice individual effort. Benedictine's Maryssa Bandy put home a rebound to make it 5-1 going into intermission.
The Hawks wasted no time in the 2nd half as Otero added her second goal of the contest from an assist from senior Kay Durbin in the 46th minute. The senior's weren't done as Tilton smashed home a brilliant assist from Otero to give the Hawks a 7-1 lead.
Junior Heather Bickerton provided a highlight reel blast from 25 yards out from a Tundal assist to close the scoring.
The Scarlet Hawks travel to Milwaukee for their first Chicago-land Conference game on Tuesday, September 27th. Game time is 7pm CST at Uihlein Soccer Park http://www.mksc.org/page/show/280886-uihlein-soccer-park
Read more: http://www.illinoistechathletics.com/stats/2011-12/WSOC/iitws08.htm
Stuart Field• Chicago, IL. September 24, 2011
Benedictine L 1 - 0 1
Illinois Tech W (3-5) 5 - 3 8
1. 2:21 IIT Tilton, Emily Torres, Veronica cross from 4 left foot left net
2. 10:26 IIT Deis, Noel (unassisted) rebound of penalty kick
3. 13:14 IIT Otero, Diana Torres, Veronica dribble in by 4 and right foot left side net
4. 18:58 IIT Durbin, Kay Tilton, Emily cross headed in right side net
5. 25:37 IIT Tundal, Marit (unassisted) dribbles past keeper left foot mid net
6. 29:57 BU Bandy, Maryssa (unassisted) rebound of keeper
7. 46:41 IIT Otero, Diana Durbin, Kay cross on the 6 left foot left net
8. 57:41 IIT Tilton, Emily Otero, Diana cross to top of box right foot middle net
9. 64:57 IIT Bickerton, Heather Tundal, Marit cross to top of box right foot high left net
Shots: BU 3-1 - 4, IIT 15-10 - 25
Corner Kicks: BU 0-1 - 1, IIT 2-3 - 5
Goalkeepers: BU: Lindsay Taylor - 9 SV, 8 GA, 90:00, L; IIT: Amy Arnhart – 1 SV, 1 GA, 45:00, Jessica Carlson – 1 SV, 0 GA, 45:00
Fouls: BU 3, IIT 6
Offside: BU 2, IIT 7