CHICAGO, IL - Illinois Tech women's soccer earned its' first conference win of the season with a strong 2-1 win over visiting St. Francis.
Junior forward Diana Otero opened the scoring in the 8th minute off the fifth assist of the season from freshman Veronica Torres. The goal was Otero's fifth of the season.
The Scarlet Hawks would jump out to a 2-0 lead on a header goal from Heather Bickerton from an assist by senior Lauren Wissman. The lead would hold until the half-time whistle.
The Hawks would relinquish their shut-out with a goal by St. Francis in the 83rd minute. St. Francis would not threaten again as the Scarlet Hawks held on for the victory.
Junior goalkeeper Jessica Carlson made six saves for the Scarlet Hawks.
The Scarlet Hawks return to action on Saturday, October 8th as they travel to Palos Heights, Illinois for a match up with 17th ranked Trinity Christian at 1 pm CST.
Stuart Field • Chicago, IL.
October 5, 2011
St. Francis (IL) L (7-5, 2-2 CCAC) 0 - 1 1
Illinois Tech W (4-7, 1-2 CCAC) 2 - 0 2
1. 8:27 IIT Otero, Diana (Torres, Veronica)
2. 20:49 IIT Bickerton, Heather (Wissman, Lauren)
3. 83:19 USF Marcinak, Kaley (unassisted)
Shots: SFU 6-4 - 10, IIT 3-9- 12
Corner Kicks: SFU 5-1 - 6, IIT 2-4 - 6
Goalkeepers: SFU: Danielle Dement 2 GA – 3 SV, 1 GA, 90:00, L; IIT: Jessica Carlson – 6 SV, 1 GA, 90:00, W
Fouls: SFU 7, IIT 15
Offsides: SFU 2, IIT 1