Women's Soccer - Wed, Oct. 22, 2008
Illinois Tech's Sara Wilde, a senior defender from Tucson, AZ helped
the Scarlet Hawks make history again this past week. Wilde produced an
impressive performance against Trinity international (NAIA ranked 25th)
in midweek. The defensive presence of Wilde frustrated the TIU offense
on many occasions, and without Wilde the Hawks would have lost heavily.
Team captain, Wilde, then lead the Lady Hawks to a 1-0 overtime victory
over last year's conference tournament champions, Judson University.
Wilde produced an individual matching winning performance. Wilde marked
Judson Forward, Christina Thornton, out of the entire game. Thornton is
a current NAIA All-America, last years CCAC Player of the Year, and
current top scorer in the CCAC with 17 goals in 16 games. Thornton was
unable to find any opportunities, and found Wilde to be too much on the
day. This is Illinois Tech's first ever win over Judson University.
The game also so the Hawks collect a record 6th shut-out this season.
Illinois Tech women's soccer program continues to make history and break records.