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Men's Soccer - Tue, Oct. 8, 2013
 

Chicago, IL – The IIT Scarlet Hawks suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Robert Morris University in terrible conditions on Saturday afternoon. The game experienced lengthy stoppages in play due to lightening with heavy rain falling for most of the encounter. The Scarlet Hawks however were unable to recapture their previous form which saw them go undefeated in the past 3 matches.

The home side got off to a tough start conceding a goal in the first 3 minutes of play. Robert Morris' Bobby Hurwitz found time and space in the penalty box and calmly tucked the ball past IIT goalkeeper EJ Yang to give the visitors the lead. Robert Morris continued to press and were unfortunate not to score again 15 minutes later when Patryk Ruta hit the cross bar from distance. This was the last action as play was suspended by the referees due to lightning.

An hour later, both teams returned to the field with 73 minutes still to play in the match. The RMU Eagles looked dangerous going forward and were very unfortunate not to score with 2 efforts hitting the woodwork before halftime. The Scarlet Hawks' best chance came with 5 minutes to go in the half when Nigerian native Timi Akindele nearly pounced on goalkeeper Juan Castrejon's muffed clearance.

After the interval the Hawks suffered another setback when RMU's John Pacher took advantage. The forward, who looked dangerous all game, found space in the box and neatly passed the ball into the corner of the net to double the visitor's advantage.

However in the 64th minute, IIT pegged one back through Timi Akindele. Akindele latched onto a through ball 25 yards out from goal before cutting inside an RMU defender and curling the ball into top corner of the net. It was Akindele's first collegiate career goal and a certain contender for goal of the season. More importantly however, it gave the hosts a lifeline and put them right back into the contest.

Unfortunately any hope of a revival were quickly extinguished 2 minutes later when RMU's Stefan Zindovic restored the visitor's two goal cushion with a right footed strike. The icing on the cake was added by Bobby Hurwitz whose chip shot up and over the IIT goalie made it 4-1 Eagles. Akindele nearly had a second consolation for the visitors late in the match but his shot went narrowly wide.

Another lightning strike 6 minutes from time stopped play again with both coaches agreeing to end the match. The 4-1 defeat sunk Illinois Tech back to .500 with a 3-3-3 record on the season. The Hawks face the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Tuesday evening looking to emulate last year's performance which saw them victorious.

 
 
 
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 15
Men's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Gregory Invitational (@ North Central College)
results
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Gregory Invitational (@ North Central College)
results
Friday, May 9
Men's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
results
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
results
Saturday, May 3
Baseball
Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 7
IIT 19
@ US Cellular Field Home of the Chicago White Sox
stats - recap
Friday, May 2
Baseball
Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 1
IIT 11
Donation Night for the St. James Food Pantry
stats - recap
Wednesday, Apr 30
Baseball
Calvin College at (8) 10
IIT 5
stats - recap
Calvin College at 13
IIT 0
stats - recap
Sunday, Apr 27
Baseball
IIT at (8) 4
Purdue University Calumet 5
stats - recap
IIT at 0
Purdue University Calumet 6
stats - recap
Saturday, Apr 26
Baseball
IIT at 4
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 2
stats - recap
IIT at 5
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 0
stats - recap
Friday, Apr 25
Men's T & F
IIT at 9th of 16
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
results - recap
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
results - recap
Monday, Apr 21
Baseball
Purdue University-North Central at 12
IIT 2
stats - recap
Purdue University-North Central at (5) 8
IIT 8
Game was stopped after completion of 5th due to weather.
stats - recap
Saturday, Apr 19
Women's Lacrosse
University of Dubuque at 20
IIT 5
stats
Friday, Apr 18
Baseball
Finlandia University at 6
IIT 12
stats - recap
Finlandia University at 0
IIT 12
stats - recap
Thursday, Apr 17
Baseball
Lakeland College at 1
IIT 10
stats - recap
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
Friday, Aug 29
Men's Cross Country
IIT at 5:00pm
Elmhurst Invite
Women's Cross Country
IIT at 5:00pm
Elmhurst Invite
Saturday, Aug 30
Men's Soccer
IIT vs 3:00pm
Waynesburg College CST
Defiance Tournament in Defiance, OH
Women's Soccer
IIT at 2:00pm
College of Staten Island CST
College of Staten Island Fall Classic (NY)
Sunday, Aug 31
Women's Soccer
IIT vs 2:00pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice CST
College of Staten Island Fall Classic (NY)
Monday, Sep 1
Men's Soccer
IIT at 11:00am
Defiance College CST
Defiance Tournament in Defiance, OH
Wednesday, Sep 3
Volleyball
Alverno College at 7:00pm
IIT CST
Friday, Sep 5
Men's Soccer
Andrews University at 3:00pm
IIT CST
Women's Soccer
Albion College at 8:00pm
IIT CST
Saturday, Sep 6
Volleyball
IIT vs  
TBA  
Rose-Hulman Invite
Sunday, Sep 7
Men's Soccer
Finlandia University at 3:30pm
IIT CST
Women's Soccer
St. Mary's at 1:00pm
IIT CST
Volleyball
IIT vs  
TBA  
Rose-Hulman Invite
Wednesday, Sep 10
Men's Soccer
IIT at 7:00pm
Wisconsin Lutheran College CST
Friday, Sep 12
Women's Soccer
Dominican University at 7:00pm
IIT CST
Volleyball
IIT at 2:00pm
Alverno College CST
IIT at 3:45pm
Northland College CST
Saturday, Sep 13
Men's Cross Country
IIT at 11:00am
Concordia University Wisconsin