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Women's Lacrosse - Wed, Apr. 2, 2014
 

St. Louis, MO – It was a long night for the Illinois Tech women's lacrosse team as they were slightly edged 11-10 in double overtime by the Griffins of Fontbonne University.  The Hawks had the upper hand for most of the game as they held the lead for 38 of the 60 regulation minutes.  However, a goal scored by Paige Pfankuch with 2:37 left in the second overtime would be the decider. 

After just over 7 scoreless minutes to start the game, the Griffins got on the board to take the 1-0 lead.  Mariah Kuitse would answer two minutes later with her first of three goals on the day.  After another FBU goal, the Hawks responded with two more of their own just :16 seconds apart.  Chelsea Badiola would knot it up at 2-2 with her team-leading 7th goal of the season and Florencia Carrerou followed that up with her 6th on the season at the 18:35 mark in the first half.  From there, Illinois Tech would retain the lead until there were just ten minutes left in regulation. 

After tying the game at 8-8, Fontbonne went on to take a two-goal lead with just 3:50 left in the game.  Just when it looked glum for the Hawks, Carrerou added her second goal of the game on a free-position shot with just 1:04 remaining to bring the Hawks within one. 

With time ticking away, Tech needed an equalizer.  They got just that when Badiola was able to transition from midfield and dodge four defenders before putting it behind Griffins goalie Kelly Mundwiller with just 15.9 seconds on the clock, sending the game to overtime. 

In what was their first overtime experience for the first-year program, the Hawks seemed to run out of steam and were not able to produce another goal to counter Fontbonne's goal in 2OT. 

In addition to Kuitse's three goals and Carrerou and Badiola's two each, Catherine Cusack, Breanne Stromberg, and Alex Miller each tallied a goal in the effort.  Taylor Thompson made 14 saves in the cage for the Hawks. 

 "We dominated the majority of the game but didn't have enough gas in the tank to hold them off.  I'm proud of the intensity and the heart they showed tonight.  We have been working on draws and transitions for a few weeks now and it is really starting to pay off," explained head coach Kirk Lamitie.   "We took a big step in the right direction and I look forward to Saturday to see what we bring to the table against St. Mary's."

Following the game at St. Mary's on Saturday, the Hawks will finish up their road campaign at Beloit College on Wednesday and then return home for their Senior game on April 13th against Concordia University-Wisconsin.  

 
 
 
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IIT at No Team Score
Gregory Invitational (@ North Central College)
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Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Gregory Invitational (@ North Central College)
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Friday, May 9
Men's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
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Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
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Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 7
IIT 19
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Friday, May 2
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Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 1
IIT 11
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Calvin College at (8) 10
IIT 5
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Calvin College at 13
IIT 0
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Sunday, Apr 27
Baseball
IIT at (8) 4
Purdue University Calumet 5
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IIT at 0
Purdue University Calumet 6
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Saturday, Apr 26
Baseball
IIT at 4
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 2
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IIT at 5
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 0
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Friday, Apr 25
Men's T & F
IIT at 9th of 16
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
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Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
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Monday, Apr 21
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IIT 2
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IIT 5
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Friday, Apr 18
Baseball
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IIT 12
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Finlandia University at 0
IIT 12
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Thursday, Apr 17
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Lakeland College at 1
IIT 10
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Saturday, Aug 23
Women's Soccer
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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)
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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
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Alverno College at 7:00pm
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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  
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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
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IIT at 11:00am
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