Women’s soccer aims for first win


Justin Brown

Redshirt-Freshman defender Ellie Corrigan attempts a shot in an exhibition game against Evansville on Aug. 14 at Lakeside Field.

Tyler McCluskey, Women's Soccer Reporter

The women’s soccer team will face in-state opponent Illinois State University this weekend.

The Panthers are coming off two matches in which they fell 1-0 to Bowling Green and 2-0 to Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

Against the Falcons, the Panthers had three shots, and all of them were on goal coming from red-shirt junior midfielder Emma Scaro, freshman forward Sarah DeWolf and sophomore midfielder Elisabeth Held. Freshman goalkeeper Sara Teteak faced a total of eight shots on goal and allowed one to slip through after the Falcon’s red-shirt sophomore midfielder Erica Hubert received a through ball from freshman midfielder Chelsee Washington with only three minutes remaining in the match. The Falcons had 27 shots throughout the match and also had a total of nine corner kicks compared to the Panthers’ one.

It was about the same results for the Panthers against the Mastodons. Teteak faced 10 shots on goal and had eight saves. The Mastodons had a total of 16 shots. The two goals for the Mastodons came in the second half. The first one came in the 46th minute from senior defender Malissa Hofmeister off of a one-touch pass from freshman forward Chloee Foor. The second came 28 minutes later from Foor that got passed Teteak as she tried to possess the ball. The Panthers once again had one corner kick compared to the Mastodons’ four.

Illinois State is coming off two straight losses, too. The Redbirds lost 1-0 to the University of Wisconsin and 1-0 to the University of Illinois.

Freshman Badger Dani Rhodes slipped one past freshman goalkeeper Haley Smith from a corner kick by junior forward Sydney McGinnis in the first half at the 2:21 mark. The Badgers had a total of 20 shots and only four of those were on goal, Smith had four saves in the match. The Redbirds matched the Badgers with four shots on goal out of nine total shots.

Against the Illini, the deciding goal came in the 30th minute from senior midfielder Allison Stucky. Senior defender Hope D’Addario assisted with a cross. The Illini had 15 shots with four coming on goal. The Redbirds held the Illini to only two shots on goal for the second half.

Red-shirt senior midfielder Lauren Koehl had a team-high four shots with one on goal. Six other players recorded one shot on goal.

Tyler McCluskey can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]