Women’s soccer falls at Detroit

Madison Pollard

Madison Pollard fired off two shots at Detroit. Photo: Steve Woltmann

Cheer on the women’s soccer team tonight as they host Cleveland State at 7 p.m. at Flames Field. Student tickets are free with i-card.

The Flames were limited in their opportunities Saturday as Detroit scored two goals in the first half for a 2-0 win at Titan Field.

The Flames (3-10-1, 0-4-0 Horizon League) were held to six shots in the match and were unable to register a shot on goal. Madison Pollard and Jennifer Saviski each fired off two shots as Cecilia Magos and Paige Proctor had one shot each.

Detroit came out aggressive in the first half and took a 1-0 lead on their second shot of the game in the 13th minute. Seven shots followed for the Titans, with two reaching on goal consecutively in the 26th minute, before UIC had its first attempt.

The Flames put the pressure on nearing the 30 minute mark. Magos took the Flames’ first shot of the game in the 28th minute with it going wide and five minutes later had a shot sent high from Proctor. Pollard received the ball off a corner kick from Naomi Rushe in the 36th minute, but the attempt went wide.

In the 41st minute, Detroit picked up the ball off a UIC turnover and sent the ball into the net from the left side of the box to put the Titans up 2-0. The final attempt of the half came from the Flames with another opportunity off a corner kick, but the shot taken by Saviski went off target.

Possession carried over for the Titans into the second half as they took with three shots in the first 10 minutes, but were held to three chances in the remaining 35. UIC had another chance off a corner kick in the 60th minute as Pollard got her head on the ball but it went to the right.

The Flames were awarded a free kick in the 69th minute and Saviski sent in the ball from 35 yards out and just missed the next as it went high.

Ana Hernandez received the first start of her UIC career and played the full 90 minutes, making three stops.

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