Chicago, IL – The Illinois Tech women's soccer team fell to Trinity International University 5-1 in a game that was tighter than the score line represents. With the Scarlet Hawks enjoying much of the possession throughout the match, they were unable deny the attacking spurts in the beginning of each period by the Trojans.
In just a ten minutes span, the Hawks gave up three goals early on and were just unable to bounce back. The first goal came in the 9th minute as a routine save should have been made but the ball was misjudged by the IIT goalkeeper. The Trojans would then go on to score the next two goals before the 20th minute of the match converting on three of their five first half shots. Illinois Tech matched TIU with five shots of their own in the first half and had the advantage in corner kicks. The Hawks had two 1v1 chances late in the first half in which TIU goalkeeper Liz Burzynski came up with stops.
The Hawks attempted to crawl back into the match in the 50th minute when Kristen Barrett curled a free kick from the sideline into the far side netting to close the lead to 3-1. Just two minutes later though, Morgan Elzinga answered with her second goal of the match and the 4-1 lead. She would then seal the victory by adding another in the 65th minute.