Maroon women's soccer runs past North Central 6-0

Jenna McKinney and Katie Donovan
Jenna McKinney and Katie Donovan

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – The University of Chicago women's soccer team continued its offensive onslaught with a 6-0 victory at North Central College on Sunday.

The No. 6-ranked Maroons (6-0 record) have now outscored their opponents 28-1 on the season. The Cardinals (1-4-2 record) have yet to score on the Maroons in five all-time meetings.

It took only eight minutes for UChicago to break onto the scoreboard. Freshman defender Clare Suter tallied her first career goal unassisted from 25 yards out on the right side. The Maroons quickly doubled the advantage when senior midfielder Sophia Kim scored on a penalty kick at the 15:01 mark.

The Maroons fired off 12 shots in the first half to keep the pressure on the Cardinals. The lead increased to 3-0 in the 38th minute on a breakaway goal by sophomore midfielder Jenna McKinney.

In the second half, UChicago was forced to play with 10 when a red card ejection occurred in the 67th minute. Undeterred, the visitors scored three more goals after that point to account for the final score.

Junior forward Mia Calamari picked up her team-leading sixth assist with a lob pass to McKinney, who registered her fifth goal of the season in the 77th minute. Only one minute later, junior forward Caroline Olivero headed a ball into the net off an assist by fellow junior forward Madori Spiker. Whitley Cargile added the final tally when the junior defender scored from 30 yards out on the left side.

Freshman goalkeeper Katie Donovan (6-0) was impenetrable in goal, making seven saves over 80 minutes. She gave way to sophomore goalkeeper Piper Mik, who made one save in the final 10 minutes of the game. UChicago led shots 21-8 and corner kicks 6-0 on the afternoon.

NEXT MATCH:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21 – UChicago at Wheaton College, 7 PM