CHICAGO, IL. - The Scarlet Hawks battled with the #9 team in the country, but found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-1 decision.
Olivet Nazarene didn't allow the fans to settle into their seats as they scored on a set piece from 30 yards out just 59 seconds in. The Scarlet Hawks didn't allow the goal to rattle them as they hung in and went into the halftime stanza down 1-0.
In the second half, the Scarlet Hawks came out with a lot of energy and pressured Olivet throughout the field. Olivet's Meghan Pipal capitalized on a loose ball in the 64th minute to give Olivet a 2-0 cushion.
In the 75th minute, Marit Tundal dispossessed an ONU defender and lasered a right footed shot to the far post to draw the Scarlet Hawks within one with just under 15 minutes to play. The comeback attempt fell flat as the Hawks couldn't muster anymore offensive threats in the waning moments.
Illinois Tech will be back in action on Wednesday as they take on conference foe St. Francis at home. Game time is set for 7 pm CST.
Stuart Field • Chicago, IL.
October 1, 2011
Olivet Nazarene #9 W (9-1-1, 2-0) 1 - 1 2
Illinois Tech L (3-7, 0-2) 0 - 1 1
1. 0:59 ONU Kilbry, Rachel (unassisted) Shot off set piece 30 yards out
2. 64:17 ONU Pipal, Meghan (unassisted) rebound off of keeper
3. 75:07 IIT Tundal, Marit (unassisted) clean tackle dribble up right foot left post
Shots: ONU 8-8 - 16, IIT 2-2 - 4
Corner Kicks: ONU 4-2 - 6, IIT 1-1 - 2
Goalkeepers: IIT: Amy Arnhart – 2 SV, 1 GA, 45:00, Jessica Carlson – 3 SV, 1 GA, 45:00
Fouls: ONU 11, IIT 15
Offsides: ONU 4, IIT 0