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Seniors Lead Way to Men's Soccer's Ninth Win

Seniors Quentin Dreilich (pictured) and Norikazu Honda each had a goal and an assist in the win on Friday
Seniors Quentin Dreilich (pictured) and Norikazu Honda each had a goal and an assist in the win on Friday

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich - The Illinois Tech men's soccer team traveled to Michigan on Friday afternoon to take on USCAA foe Andrews University. Tech dominated from start to finish, defeating the Cardinals 5-0.

How it Happened

  • It was a big day for the team's seniors. One of them, Norikazu Honda, scored an unassisted goal in the 10th minute to get the scoring started for the Hawks.
  • In the 18th minute, Quentin Dreilich, another senior, assisted Brandon Bortei-Doku to increase the lead to 2-0.
  • Both Honda and Dreilich teamed up for the team's third tally. Honda dished out an assist to his fellow senior in the 22nd minute as the lead continued to climb.
  • The Scarlet Hawks were not done in the first half, as Michael Podsiadly would score courtsey of a Jacob Brown assist in the 38th minute.
  • In the second half, Bortei-Doku scored his second of the match thanks to an assist from Jonathon Clarke.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • The senior tandem of Dreilich and Honda each tallied one goal and one assist. Dreilich also led the team with five shots and three shots on goal.
  • Bortei-Doku scored twice on three shots (all on goal).
  • Podsiadly scored his third goal of the season on four shots (three on goal).
  • Both Clarke and Brown tallied assists.
  • Alex Kern recorded a shutout, made three saves, and earned his eighth win of the season.

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks moved to 9-3-1 on the season.
  • Tech outshot the Cardinals 26-6 and have yet to be outshot this season.
  • A total of seven yello cards were handed out (four for Andrews, three for Tech).

Up Next

  • Tech travels to Elmhurst College on Sunday for a 3:30 p.m. match.