LISLE, Ill. – On Wednesday, the Alverno soccer team fell in a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference matchup with the Benedictine Eagles by the score of 8-1 at The Sports Complex.
Freshman Shaye Wolfe scored the lone goal of the match for the Inferno as she now has 10 goals on the season, becoming the first member of the team to score double-figures in goals since Jackie Vanderkolk scored 18 as a sophomore during the 2014 season.
Fellow freshman Angela Chobanian fed Wolfe in the 15th minute as Wolfe then made her way past a defender and scored the goal to trim a 2-0 deficit into a one-goal match.
Benedictine scored the first two goals of the match in the first 5:14 of the contest. Several minutes later Wolfe had an opportunity to score after a lead pass from the left wing by junior Shoua Vang, but was unable to connect on the finishing touch.
Wolfe got the chance back just over four minutes later and capitalized to cut the lead in half. The Eagles scored again in the 19th minute to regain their two-goal advantage, before netting three more goals in the latter stages of the opening half to take a 6-1 lead.
The opening minutes of the second half saw Benedictine cap off the scoring at 8-1, with two more goals in the first 5:04 of the half. Wolfe had another chance just a minute after the eighth Eagle goal, but the chance went over the crossbar.
In goal senior Allison Weick made a dozen stops as she played all 90 minutes once again for the Inferno, while suffering the loss.
Alverno (4-10, 0-7 NACC) resumes league play on Saturday afternoon as the team heads to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to battle with the Marian Sabres at 12 p.m.