CHICAGO, Ill. – The Illinois Tech women's soccer team avenged a 2015 loss on Monday night against North Park University. Facing an opponent who handed them a 1-0 defeat last season, the Scarlet Hawks downed the Vikings 2-0.
How it Happened
- Despite being outshot significantly in the first half, the Tech defense held strong and kept the score 0-0 at halftime. Jessica Park particularly stood out, as she made several saves to keep the Vikings off the scoreboard.
- Katherine Nishimoto put the Scarlet Hawks on the board in the second half, scoring on a free kick in the 65th minute.
- Just under five minutes later, the Hawks would add insurance. Greta Zola tallied her first collegiate goal in the 70th minute on a rebound off the corner kick.
- The Vikings offensive onslaught continued, but Park continued to hold strong. Her play in the second half steered the Hawks to a shoutout victory.
Scarlet Hawk Standouts
- Park put together one of her best matches of her career, as the sophomore saved 16 shots and recorded her sixth career shutout (fourth this season).
- Nishimoto and Zola scored on their only shots of the match.
- Katie Hoefgen led the Scarlet Hawks with three shots.
- Venika Jarvis also tallied a shot on net.
Stats to Know
- The Scarlet Hawks snapped a three-match losing streak and moved to 5-10-1 with the victory.
- North Park outshot the Hawks 28-6 overall and 16-4 on goal.
- The Vikings tallied seven corners compared to just one for Tech.
- There were 18 fouls called on the Vikings. Tech was whistled for 17.
- The Scarlet Hawks will face another Chicago school on the road this Thursday, traveling to University of Chicago to face the Maroons at 3:30 p.m.