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First half outburst keys UChicago women's soccer to 4-0 victory at Concordia (Wis.)

Jenna McKinney and Mia Calamari
Jenna McKinney and Mia Calamari

MEQUON, Wis. – The University of Chicago women's soccer team scored all its goals in a 15-minute span to sprint past Concordia (Wis.) University 4-0 on Sunday.

The No. 7-ranked Maroons improved to 14-1 and won their fifth-straight match. The Falcons fell to 4-11-1.

UChicago announced its intent early. A header by junior forward Madori Spiker pinged off the crossbar only 22 seconds into the match, and the visitors kept up the pressure from there. Spiker hit the crossbar again six minutes in.

After two blocked shots in quick succession created a scramble in the box, sophomore midfielder Jenna McKinney poked the ball in for her team-high 12th goal of the year. The unassisted score gave UChicago a 1-0 lead 25:01 into the match. Less than three minutes later, junior midfielder/forward Mia Calamari doubled the lead with a 12-yard strike courtesy of McKinney's pass.

The Maroons hit the crossbar once more at the 29:07 mark. Then at 30:38, Calamari's corner kick found junior defender Kaitlin Price, who headed the ball in to make it 3-0. The scoring concluded in the 40th minute when freshman forward Adrianna Vera touched the ball in immediately following a deflection off the goalkeeper.

UChicago dominated statistically with gigantic leads in both shots (33-2) and corner kicks (14-0). Freshman goalkeeper Katie Donovan (14-1) did not see a shot on goal in 64 minutes of play. Sophomore goalkeeper Patty Dull also had a clean sheet over the final 26 minutes of relief. The Maroon defense has now shut out 11 opponents this year.

NEXT GAME:

  • Friday, Oct. 28 – UChicago at Case Western Reserve University, 5 PM (ET)