Women’s soccer edged by Youngstown State

Emily Wauer

Emily Wauer scored her second goal of the year Saturday but it wasn’t enough to beat Youngstown State.— Photo: John Konstantaras

The women’s soccer team (5-11-2, 2-5-1 Horizon League) couldn’t to find the extra advantage Saturday night, dropping a 2-1 decision to Youngstown State (7-10-0, 2-6-0 HL) at Farmers National Bank Field. Emily Wauer scored her second goal of the year for the Flames’ lone tally.

The Flames host their final match of the regular season Friday versus Milwaukee at 7 p.m. at Flames Field.

UIC was kept to 10 shots but had six of its attempts reach on goal, while Youngstown State took 13 shots. Olivia Everin and Jasmin Carrera each put up three shots, followed by Jennifer Saviski (2), Wauer (1) and Haley Kittle (1). Each were credited with a shot on goal, with Saviski having both of her attempts saved.

The Penguins had the upper hand in the first half of play as they attempted seven shots and held the Flames to three with chances from Everin and Carrera. Everin took the first shot of the game and put it on goal in the fourth minute but UIC was then held without an attempt for 16 minutes while Youngstown State had five shots in the stretch with one on goal.

The Penguins converted on their next attempt when a sequence of passes off a free kick from Katie Hackos and Tyesha Kizer met with Macey Riese, who put the ball in the back of the net. Carrera had the Flames’ last chance of the half in the 31st minute with an attempt sent high.

UIC took the edge to open the second half as it attempted two shots in the first 10 minutes with Everin’s shot blocked and Kittle having her header saved. Youngstown State brought out the attack in the 71st minute and sent three shots wide before Kizer scored one minute later from 20 yards out.

In the 74th minute, Wauer brought the score within one as she scored her second tally of the year and first since Aug. 23 against IUPUI. The Flames came close to scoring again in the following four minutes as attempts from Carrera and Saviski were saved. The shot from Saviski in the 78th minute was UIC’s last chance of the game.

Kelly Fritz made one save in the match to bring her season total to 87.

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