Scarlet Hawks Women’s Soccer kicks off with live sports broadcasts from WIIT

By: 
Reno Waswil
Date: 
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Scarlet Hawks soccer has officially started, and now, you can hear some of the games this season announced on WIIT 88.9 FM Chicago. Tuesday, September 1, marked the women’s soccer team’s first season game against the Benedictine Eagles, and IIT student and WIIT Sports Announcer Uriel Duran, with the help of Paula Gonzalez, started their remote broadcast to the station from Stuart Field at 7:00 pm, as well as used the commentary from that broadcast to pair with the Illinois Tech Athletics Department’s Boxcast video stream of that game, which can be found on their website.

Illinois Tech’s extremely helpful new Sports Information Director Luke Stanczyk has been working with WIIT all summer to ensure the success of these games, and was present in the Stuart Field press stand for the length of the game monitoring the audio and video quality while WIIT Events Director Reno Waswil was present in the station monitoring the stream.

During this match, BenU attempted 27 with eight in the last 20 minutes of the first half alone, while Illinois Tech only attempted seven all game. Of the 27 shots attempted by Benedictine, 15 of them were on goal, 14 of which were saved by the Hawks’ impressive goalie Roxanne Myers, and one of which scored to bring the final score of the game to 1-0 Eagles.

That game-winning shot by Benedictine was made with 12 minutes left in the second half by Taylor Pokorny, who kicked six of the 27 attempted shots, from 20 yards out. Pokorny only attempted one less shot than the leader of the game Zoie Holloway, who shot seven.

Of the seven shots by the Hawks, only three were on goal, one made by Adrianna Maron, one by Jessica Park, and one by Alyssa DeLuca. Anida Petchanpheng remained the leader from the Hawks’ side though, attempting three of those seven shots, most of which took place in the first half. BenU held the ball pretty consistently throughout the second half of the game, only allowing the Hawks to attempt two shots during that period.

Despite this loss, the Hawks went on to win their next game on Friday, September 4 against Trine 1-0, the winning shot being made by Sarah Maciorowski in the second half.

Then, on Labor Day Monday, WIIT was lucky enough to, with the help of commentators Tony Patlan and Steven Rojas, announce and broadcast the Hawks’ third home game in a row against the Adrian University Bulldogs, which they lost 1-0 with a goal scoring shot in the 29th minute by Mackenzie Wilcox.

By the time of the release of this paper on Tuesday, September 15, the women’s soccer team has played Muskingum Fighting Muskies on Friday, September 11, and the Cole College Kohawks on Sunday, September 13, for two more home games as part of the Scarlet Hawk Classic weekend. The scores, schedules, rosters, brief recaps, and video along with WIIT’s audio recordings of these and all the Scarlet Hawks’ games can also be found at the athletics departments website.

Let this reporter conclude by looking forward to another great year of Scarlet Hawks sports, WIIT broadcasts, and TechNews recaps!