CHICAGO, IL - Four NAIA National Tournament teams are on the 2012 women's soccer schedule. The Chicago-land Collegiate Conference will be tough again as all four NAIA tournament teams come from the CCAC. The Scarlet Hawks finished fifth in the CCAC last season and will look to improve their standing this year.
Illinois Tech opens the 2012 season on the road versus Grace College on Aug. 18. The Scarlet Hawks will host Indiana Tech in the home season opener on Aug. 25. The Tech women host St. Mary's College on Sept. 2.
The Scarlet Hawks travel to Arizona for a match up with Arizona Christian in Phoenix on Sept. 7. The road trip culminates with a game at Embry Riddle on Sept. 8.
The Scarlet Hawks travel to Bethel College on Sept. 15. IIT defeated the Pilots 3-0 last season. Illinois Tech's final non-conference test is a home match-up with Taylor University on Sept. 19.
Illinois Tech opens its CCAC schedule with a home match versus Holy Cross College on Sept. 22 during Homecoming weekend. The Scarlet Hawks defeated the Saints 3-0 last season.
The Tech Women travel to 2011 conference champion Judson on Sept. 26. The Scarlet Hawks will look to avenge a 4-1 defeat to the Eagles. Matches with conference new-comer Roosevelt (home, Sept. 29) and Cardinal Stritch (away, Oct. 2) are up next on the slate.
The Scarlet Hawks travel to 2011 conference champion Olivet Nazarene and St. Francis on Oct. 6 and 10. Tech dropped a 2-1 decision at ONU and earned a 2-1 win over St. Francis at home.
Illinois Tech will host 2011 NAIA tournament participant Trinity Christian on Oct. 13 and welcome St. Xavier to Stuart Field on Oct. 16. The Scarlet Hawks dropped a tough 2-1 decision to TCC and took down SXU 3-0 last season.
2011 NAIA tournament participant Robert Morris hosts the Tech women on Oct. 20. The Scarlet Hawks split two games with RMU last season. The conference home schedule finishes with a visit from Trinity International on Oct.24. TIU and IIT tied 1-1 last season.
The CCAC regular season schedule ends with a trip to Calumet on Oct. 27. The Scarlet Hawks downed the Crimson Wave 4-2 in 2011.
Please refer to the Illinois Tech athletic website at www.illinoistechathletics.com for the complete 2012 soccer schedule and to follow the Scarlet Hawks throughout the upcoming season