Soccer Unable to Figure Out Scarlet Hawks in Conference Matchup

Soccer Unable to Figure Out Scarlet Hawks in Conference Matchup

MILWAUKEE – On Saturday the Alverno soccer team hosted the Illinois Tech Scarlet Hawks and fell by the score of 13-1 on the Alverno Soccer Field.

The Inferno were led by freshman Angela Chobanian, who scored the lone goal for Alverno in the 12th minute of play. Chobanian's goal came off of a free kick by classmate Shaye Wolfe, who found junior Shoua Vang, before a scramble in front of the box was buried by Chobanian to even the score at one apiece.

Defensively the Inferno were led by senior Allison Weick, who stopped 20 shots on the day for Alverno.

The game started out well in favor of Illinois Tech, who tallied seven corner kicks in the opening 10 minutes of the contest, but were unable to break through on its set pieces.

The 11th minute saw the Scarlet Hawks score first on a goal at the 10:31 mark to take the early one-goal lead.

Alverno quickly responded off the ensuing possession after drawing the foul. Wolfe took the set piece from just outside the 18-yard box along the left wing, her cross went towards the right post and was chipped there by Vang into the middle of the box, where a scramble ensued. Chobanian was there to bury the loose ball and even the score at one apiece.

However, just 21 seconds later the Scarlet Hawks broke the short-lived deadlock and took a 2-1 lead at the 11:58 mark of the contest. Illinois Tech scored four more goals in the half to take a 6-1 lead into the intermission.

In the second half, Illinois Tech added seven more goals to runaway late with the 13-1 victory as the Scarlet Hawks snapped their two-game skid.

Alverno (4-9, 0-6 NACC) will be on the road for its next two contests beginning with Benedictine on Wednesday afternoon for a 7 p.m. start at Benedictine.