PALOS HEIGHTS, IL - The Illinois Tech Women's Soccer team played No. 16 Trinity Christian to a 2-1 tussle in action on Saturday afternoon in Palos Heights.
The Trolls jumped out to a quick lead on a Bekah Gonzales goal in the just the 7th minute. Trinity Christian didn't wait long to add to the score as Allison Doyle gutted the Hawk defense with a near post finish to make it 2-0.
The score would remain 2-0 into the half-time stanza.
The Scarlet Hawks woke up a bit in the 2nd half and applied good pressure throughout the field. The increased effort finally paid off with a goal in the 89th minute.
Senior midfielder Lauren Wissman headed home a great corner from junior Diana Otero to bring the Hawks within one. The game tying goal would not come as the Trolls held on for the victory. Illinois Tech has played two Top 20 teams in the past week. The Scarlet Hawks dropped another 2-1 game to the #9 team in the country on October 1st.
The Scarlet Hawks return to action on Tuesday, October 11th at St. Xavier at 5 pm CST.
Palos Heights, IL.
October 8, 2011
Trinity Christian #16 W (10-2, 3-1 CCAC) 2 - 0 2
Illinois Tech L (4-8, 1-3 CCAC) 0 - 1 1
1. 7:32 TCC Gonzales, Bekah (Mattson, Morgan)
2. 8:29 TCC Doyle, Allison (unassisted)
3. 89:00 IIT Wissman, Lauren (Otero, Diana)