Illinois Tech Athletic News 
Men's Soccer - Sat, Aug. 31, 2013
  

Chicago, Il - Brandon Ramirez and Roman Zwarycz starred as IIT men's soccer fought off two late equalizers to defeat Lawrence Tech and book a place in Monday's tournament championship game against Waldorf College.

With the game locked at 2-2, Ramirez picked the ball up on the left flank before dribbling inside and firing home a low strike from 25 yards to beat Lawrence keeper Grady Beerck. The 88th minute winner was Ramirez's first goal for IIT and it could not have come at a better time against a stubborn Lawrence Tech side.

Earlier in the day, Roman Zwarycz gave the Scarlet Hawks a dream start with a clinical finish after just 3 minutes. Ramirez found space on the ball in the middle of the park before dispatching a deft chip over the Lawrence Tech backline. Zwarycz, who at first glance appeared to be offside, latched onto the ball and calmly slotted it past the oncoming keeper to give the Hawks a 1-nil lead.

Freshman forward Samuel Smith had a glorious chance on the half hour mark to double the home side's lead, but his volley went narrowly wide of the upright. Ramirez went closer on the stroke of halftime but his shot on the edge of the box sailed just over the crossbar. The halftime whistle ended a fairly scrappy affair with the hawks carrying a 1-0 advantage into the locker room.

The second half started with much of the pedestrian pace seen in the first half with neither team able to adapt particularly well to the wet Stuart Field surface. Jorge Salas came closest for the Hawks with a well-directed free kick on the hour mark, but Beerck anticipated well to make the save. With Hawks keeper, Bart Grabowski, barely troubled, it appeared that the home side would cruise to their first victory of the season.

However with 12 minutes remaining, Lawrence Tech's Tyler Jugon stunned the home crowd with an unstoppable drive from 30 yards, giving Grabowski no chance as he watched the ball sail into the top corner. The goal appeared to spring the Hawks back to life and it took only 40 seconds to muster a response. Ramirez was again in the thick of the action, this time making a great run down the right wing before sliding the ball across the face of goal to an onrushing Zwarycz who prodded home the ball on his second attempt after being initially denied by the woodwork.

But there was more drama to ensue and in the 85th minute, Lawrence Tech equalized for a second time with Justin Ritchey taking advantage of some lackluster IIT defending to make the score 2-2.

However the Scarlet Hawks would have the last say with Ramirez's stunning effort, 3 minutes from time, sealing the 3 points and sending the home crowd into raptures.

Illinois Tech returns to action on Monday in the championship match of the Scarlet Hawks Invite at 3:30 pm versus Waldorf at 3:30 pm. Lawrence Tech plays Purdue Calumet at 1 pm in the 3rd Place match.

 
 
 
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Lakeland College at 1
IIT 10
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Lakeland College at 1
IIT 12
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Sunday, Apr 13
Baseball
IIT at 3
Rockford College 2
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Concordia University-Wisconsin at 18
IIT 7
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Marian College  
IIT at Ppd
Marian College  
Thursday, Apr 10
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IIT at 9
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 7
stats - recap
Wednesday, Apr 9
Baseball
IIT at 8
University of Chicago 5
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Women's Lacrosse
IIT at 3
Beloit College 19
stats
Monday, Apr 7
Baseball
IIT at 0
Holy Cross College 8
stats
IIT at 1
Holy Cross College 5
stats
Sunday, Apr 6
Baseball
Finlandia University at 3
IIT 7
stats - recap
Finlandia University at 1
IIT 2
stats - recap
Saturday, Apr 5
Baseball
Finlandia University at 3
IIT 0
stats - recap
Finlandia University at 1
IIT 2
stats - recap
Men's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Ted Hayden Invitational (@ University of Chicago)
results - recap
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Ted Hayden Invitational (@ University of Chicago)
results - recap
Women's Lacrosse
IIT at 4
St. Mary's 16
stats
Wednesday, Apr 2
Women's Lacrosse
IIT at (2OT) 10
Fontbonne University 11
stats - recap
Sunday, Mar 30
Baseball
IIT vs 7
Robert Morris University-Springfield 2
Played at Southeast HS in Springfield, IL
stats - recap
Today
Baseball
Finlandia University at 12:00pm
IIT CST
Finlandia University at Game
IIT 2
Saturday, Apr 19
Women's Lacrosse
University of Dubuque at 1:00pm
IIT CST
Monday, Apr 21
Baseball
Purdue University-North Central at 1:00pm
IIT CST
Purdue University-North Central at Game
IIT 2
Friday, Apr 25
Men's T & F
IIT at 3:30pm
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
Women's T & F
IIT at 3:30pm
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
Saturday, Apr 26
Baseball
IIT at 4:00pm
Maranatha Baptist Bible College CST
IIT at Game
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 2
Sunday, Apr 27
Baseball
IIT at 11:00am
Purdue University Calumet CST
IIT at Game
Purdue University Calumet 2
Wednesday, Apr 30
Baseball
Calvin College at 1:00pm
IIT CST
Calvin College at Game
IIT 2
Friday, May 2
Baseball
Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 3:00pm
IIT CST
Donation Night for the St. James Food Pantry
Saturday, May 3
Baseball
Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 1:00pm
IIT CST
@ US Cellular Field Home of the Chicago White Sox
Friday, May 9
Men's T & F
IIT at  
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
Women's T & F
IIT at  
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
Saturday, Aug 23
Women's Soccer
Benedictine University at 6:00pm
IIT CST
Sunday, Aug 24
Men's Soccer
Concordia Illinois at 1:00pm
IIT CST
Saturday, Aug 30
Men's Soccer
IIT vs 3:00pm
Waynesburg College CST
Defiance Tournament in Defiance, OH