On Saturday afternoon, the Illinois Tech Women’s Soccer team faced Bethel College at Stuart field, with the team turning in a commanding performance to win the game 3-0. Going into the game with a 1-4 record, the Scarlet Hawks definitely needed to up their game, and the team didn't disappoint, as straight from the kick off the Hawks attacked the visiting side. It wasn’t long until a cross found its way to freshman Veronica Torres’ foot, with the winger calmly placing the ball past the visiting keeper. Just seven minutes later the Hawks doubled their lead, when junior Diana Otero received a ball on the edge of the area before she rifled a shot into the bottom right corner of the net. For the remainder of the half the home side continued to create chances, with the team recording a total of 11 shots for the half.
The second period of play started off just as well as the first, with IIT holding onto the ball and using the wings well. Senior Kay Durbin had a fantastic game on the right wing and just three minutes into the second half she slotted the ball through to Diana Otero, who crossed the ball to junior Lauren Capuano, who placed the ball into the near post for the Hawks' third goal. Despite the team creating a number of other chances the score remained 3-0 at the final whistle.
The Hawks travel to Indiana on Wednesday to face Taylor College, then the team returns to Stuart Field to play their homecoming game (Kick-off at 2 p.m.). The team greatly appreciated the support this past weekend, so on Saturday afternoon, take a break and get down to the game to cheer the Hawks on.