Women’s soccer fail to find victory vs Pioneers, Warhawks

By Farah Bassyouni Oct14,2022

Illinois Wesleyan vs Carroll University – Saturday, October 8

IWU’s women’s soccer team lost their four game win streak in a 1-1 tie with the Carroll University Pioneers on Saturday.

Dominant defensive efforts from both teams led to over 64 scoreless minutes to close out the game. For the Titans, sophomore goalkeeper Kayla Borg boasted an impressive performance with five saves.

On the other side of the field, junior goalkeeper Caitlin Fitzsimons earned ten saves for the Pioneers.

The Titans sole goal came just under 26 minutes into the game. Senior midfielder Jenna Li scored for IWU. The goal was assisted by first-year defender Maya Basan, who came off the bench in the game.

Fifth-year midfielder, and offensive powerhouse, Caelyn Steffens gave her best effort and put two shots on goal for the Titans. 

Senior forward Lauren Shanks also provided some offensive pressure for the Green and White. Shanks put three shots on goal, but could not get the ball past Fitzsimons and into the Pioneers’ goal.


Illinois Wesleyan vs UW – Whitewater – Tuesday, October 11

The Titans took their first loss in over a month on Tuesday. Despite an incredible defensive effort from Wesleyan, the UW – Whitewater Warhawks scored a goal over 85 minutes into the game to break the 0-0 stalemate. 

The Green and White are now 6-2-3 on the season and remain undefeated in conference play with a record of 4-0-1 in the CCIW.

IWU was quiet on offense in the game. Only fifth-year defender Rachel White and Lauren Shanks were able to put shots on goal. Both shots were saved by first-year goalkeeper Jude Dobrinska on the Warhawks.

Defensively, the Titans were able to hold the Warhawks to just one shot on goal. Unfortunately, that single shot gave UW – Whitewater the win.

The Titans look for a bounceback win in a return to CCIW play against North Park in Chicago on Saturday, October 15.

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