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UChicago women's soccer turns up offense in 4-0 win over Millikin

Naomi Pacalin and Hayley Thompson
Naomi Pacalin and Hayley Thompson

CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Chicago women's soccer team fired off a season-high 41 shots and rode its offense to a 4-0 victory against Millikin University on Saturday.

The No. 11-ranked Maroons kept their perfect record intact at 7-0-0. The Big Blue fell to 2-5-1 on the year.

Senior midfielder Sara Kwan got the home team on the scoreboard right away. In the fourth minute, Kwan dribbled past her defender and struck her shot into the upper left corner. UChicago outshot Millikin 17-3 in the first half, but Kwan's goal was the only tally of the opening 45 minutes.

The second half continued to go UChicago's way and the lead was increased to 2-0 in the 53rd minute. Millikin was assessed a foul in the goalie box, so junior midfielder Naomi Pacalin stepped to the line and scored on the penalty kick. At the 67:04 mark, freshman defender Mia Calamari booted her corner kick straight to the head of freshman defender Kaitlin Price, who headed the ball into the back of the net.

The fourth and final score of the match came at 87:12 courtesy of freshman forward Hayley Thompson. It was her first collegiate goal of her career. In total, the Maroons outshot the Big Blue 41-3 and also racked up a whopping 18 corner kicks.

Senior goalkeeper Jacinda Reid started the game and got the victory to run her record to 3-0-0. She made two saves in the first half. Fellow senior goalie Mallory Morse came in relief with a scoreless second half and did not face a shot on goal. The Maroons have now recorded four shutouts in seven matches this season.

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  • Thursday, Sept. 25 – Illinois Wesleyan University at UChicago, 4 PM