East Chicago, IN – The Illinois Tech women's soccer team traveled to Indiana to take on the Crimson Wave of Calumet College of St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks started the match a bit slow and were unable to produce even a shot in the first half. Although Calumet took eight shots in each period, Roxanne Myers was able to make all of the necessary stops, including an incredible penalty shot save, to secure the fifth shutout of the season for the Hawks.
The Hawks found their way in the second half really taking over the game. In the 65th minute, they finally got on the board. Anida Phetchanpheng created an opportunity by pressuring a Crimson defender and taking it off of her foot on the right sideline. She then played the ball across the field to Melanie Standish and received it back as she overlapped Standish. Phetchanpheng found Merridith Tedtsen on the left side of the box and Tedtsen put away the game-winner with a one touch finish into the side netting. The Hawks would then put the finishing touches on the contest in the 80th minute. This time it was Standish who would apply the initial pressure to Crimson Wave goalkeeper Kaytlyn Owens. After a ricochet off of Standish, Adrianna Maron was there to pick up the loose ball on the endline. She took two touches toward the goal and executed a perfect lay off pass to Veronica Torres who put away her second goal of the season.
The match seemed all but over until Calumet was awarded a penalty kick with three minutes remaining. Myers, facing her first PK of the season, was poised to make the impressive diving save, getting her left hand to the low driven shot and deflecting it wide.
The Scarlet Hawks improve to 5-12-1 on the season and will host Cardinal Stritch for their last regular season match of 2013 on Wednesday night at 7pm.