Women's Soccer Improves to 4-0 with Win at Illinois Wesleyan

Women's Soccer Improves to 4-0 with Win at Illinois Wesleyan

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The No. 3-ranked University of Chicago women's soccer team extend its unbeaten streak to four with Saturday's nonconference victory on the road, topping Illinois Wesleyan by a score of 3-1.

The Maroons (4-0) didn't strike until the 40th minute when senior Kelsey Moore netted her first goal of the year from the 18-yard box via an assist from sophomore teammate Rachel Dias to put UChicago up, 1-0.

Fellow senior Madori Spiker added another score 17 minutes later in the 67th, beating the IWU keeper to the far post after she came out to challenge. UChicago freshman Katie Jasminski picked up the assist on the play to give the Maroons a 2-0 advantage.

Illinois Wesleyan made the scoreboard in the 79th minute on a Cameron Hindel one-on-one opportunity to make it a one-goal game, but the Maroons would respond once more courtesy of All-American forward Jenna McKinney.

The junior connected on a header goal from Mackenzie Peebles' stellar pass in from 17 yards to give UChicago an insurance score with nine minutes to play.

Sophomore keeper Katie Donovan picked up the win for the Maroons in the start, stopping one shot in 67 minutes of play and teammate Miranda Malone finished out the final 22 minutes  in goal.

UChicago dominated the shot total, 23-5, including a 12-2 advantage on goal, and edged the Titans (3-1) on corner kicks, 3-2. McKinney led the Maroons with six shots and senior Mia Calamari added four in the effort.

NEXT MATCH:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 13: Carroll (Wis.) at #3 UChicago, 7 p.m. CT, Stagg Field