WHEATON, Ill. – In a tightly contest road match, the No. 3 University of Chicago women's soccer team saw its unbeaten streak come to an end in a hard-fought 2-1 loss at No. 22 Wheaton College Tuesday.
The Maroons (7-1-1) and Thunder (7-2) stood tied heading into the late minutes at 1-all, but it was Wheaton who would find the game-winner in the 75' after a scramble in the box.
UChicago second-half keeper Katie Donovan came up with high save on the first shot from Isabelle Oliver, but the Maroons were unable to clear the ball and it found the foot of Oliver again seconds later to make it 2-1, Wheaton.
UChicago junior Adrianna Vera scored the game's first score early in the 15.' After Maroons' first-year defender Rachel Hutson sent a ball to midfield, sophomore Katie Jasminski controlled it just enough to flick it up to Vera, who beat the Wheaton keeper to the ball and put it in for her second goal of the season – all despite an ensuing collision.
Wheaton would tie it up before the half, though, when Aeva Graber found herself alone on the left side and chipped the ball past UChicago's keeper, finishing to the far right corner.
Team statistic were nearly even for the game, with the Maroons slightly outshooting the Thunder, 15-13, but both teams stood even in shots on goal with seven each.
UChicago had six corners to Wheaton's five.
The loss marked only the fifth loss during the regular season since the 2016 campaign. UChicago lost three games in 2016 and only one in 2017 during regular-season play.
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