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Taliana's Two Tallies Helps Tech Top Knox

Julia Taliana scored twice in a 3-0 win (photo credit: Luke Stanczyk).
Julia Taliana scored twice in a 3-0 win (photo credit: Luke Stanczyk).

GALESBURG, Ill. - After a tight defeat on Saturday, the Illinois Tech women's soccer team faced a quick turnaround with a Sunday afternoon match at Knox College. The Scarlet Hawks proved to have a short memory, erasing Saturday's loss with a 3-0 victory over the Prairie Fire.

How it Happened

  • In the 20th minute, Julia Taliana struck for the Hawks with an unassisted goal. The tally gave the Scarlet Hawks the first lead of the day.
  • Illinois Tech carried a 1-0 lead into halftime despite being outshot 6-4 in the first half. The second half saw an even bigger shot margin in Knox's favor at 9-3. However, the Scarlet Hawk defense held strong behind Elizabeth Bremer in net.
  • Taliana added cushion to the lead with another unassisted goal in the 55th minute. 
  • With a 2-0 lead already in hand, a great throw-in by Katherine Nishimoto in the 63rd minute set up a Katie Hoefgen header for the goal. The 3-0 lead held for the remainder of the match.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Taliana scored her fifth and sixth goals of the season on a team-high five shots (two on net).
  • Hoefgen took two shots and scored her sixth goal of the year as well.
  • Nishimoto added an assist.
  • Bremer made six saves, recording her second career shutout.

Stats to Know

  • Illinois Tech has now won three of its last four matches, outscoring opponents 16-3 in those contests.
  • Knox did not record one save on the day and outcornered Tech 7-0.
  • Knox fell to 7-5 with the loss. Tech improved to 3-8-1.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will host Rockford University on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.