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Women's Lacrosse Downs Loras in Impressive Fashion

Isabella Rubin had a goal and an assist in the win (photo credit: Judith Rackow)
Isabella Rubin had a goal and an assist in the win (photo credit: Judith Rackow)

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Illinois Tech women's lacrosse team played a key conference contest against MWLC foe Loras College on Saturday. After falling behind 3-0, the Scarlet Hawks (6-7, 5-4 MWLC) rolled to overwhelm the Duhawks (6-7, 4-4 MWLC) 16-9.

How it Happened

  • Loras scored early in a bunch, scoring three times over the first eight minutes.
  • However, it did not take long for the Scarlet Hawks to flip the script. Jennifer Young, Shanie Scoles, and Alyssa DeLuca scored three of the match's next four goals to pull to within one at 4-3.
  • After another Loras goal by Nia Stompanato, Scoles went on a run of her own to take Tech's first lead. The freshman scored four straight times, the last of which was assisted by Isabella Rubin, to build a 6-5 advantage.
  • Rubin closed out the half by finding the back of the next off of a DeLuca pass, giving the Scarlet Hawks a 7-5 halftime lead.
  • DeLuca put Tech on the second half board just over two minutes in on a Marina Eraas assist. 
  • After the DeLuca tally, Tech scored four of the next six goals to build its lead to five (12-7). Young scored two of the four goals in this span. 
  • To close out the match, another 4-2 run for Tech took place. DeLuca scored twice, including the final goal with 1:25 to play, to ice the victory.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Scoles had a team-high six goals, two assists, and a season-high 12 draw controls.
  • DeLuca had four goals, two assists, and three each of draw controls, caused turnovers, and ground balls.
  • Young had a career-high four goals and one assist.
  • Rubin and Madison Meredith had one goal and one assist each.
  • Eraas had her first assist of the season.
  • Jessica Cochis earned her fifth win of the season in net.

Stats to Know

  • Tech outshot the Duhawks 34-24.
  • It was a game of few ground balls, with Loras winning the battle 23-13.
  • Tech dominated 19-8 on the draw.

Up Next

  • It is Senior Day for the Scarlet Hawks, as Tech will take on Wartburg College at 12:00 p.m. in the final home contest of 2018. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by the Illinois Media School.