Women’s soccer faces rival Loyola Wednesday
The women’s soccer team (2-9-1, 0-3-0 HL) couldn’t find the back of the net Saturday, dropping a tough 1-0 decision to Wright State (4-5-1, 1-1-1 HL) at Flames Field.
The Flames head to a crosstown rivalry game with Loyola Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Raiders had the upper hand in shots as they took 18 on the night Saturday, while the Flames came up with 12 attempts for their sixth double-digit performance of the year.
Jasmin Carrera recorded a team-high three shots, followed by Olivia Everin and Emily Wauer with two each. UIC had half of its chances reach on goal, with Everin, Carrera, Wauer, Rebeca Pallo and Haley Kittle getting the opportunities for the Flames.
Wright State came out attacking from the start, executing six shots with two on goal in the first 10 minutes of play. UIC picked up its intensity the remainder of the first half as it placed six chances and kept the Raiders to four shots.
The first shot for the Flames came in the 24th minute from Everin with Wright State’s goalkeeper Halle Pyle making the save. Three minutes later, Madison Pollard had her shot blocked and Wauer came up with a shot that was stopped. Naomi Rushe and Carrera each had great looks but sent their attempts wide. The final shot of the half came from Wauer in the last 60 seconds as Pyle came out of the goal to make the save.
After Carrera got off a shot in the 54th minute that nearly got past the keeper, the Raiders answered with a corner kick. It connected with the head of Bryce Hueber, who put the ball in the goal for the night’s lone tally.
Kelly Fritz stood strong in goal and made six saves, bringing her season total to 67. Her goals-against-average moved to 2.08 after playing more than 1,000 minutes this year.