Men's Soccer Falls to North Central Sunday

(photo credit: Michael Gombar)
(photo credit: Michael Gombar)

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Illinois Tech men's soccer team hosted North Central College on Sunday in a non-conference match. With Tech leading 1-0 early, North Central (6-3, 1-1 CCIW) stormed back to tie the game in regulation and win in overtime over the Scarlet Hawks (4-6, 0-4 NACC).

How it Happened

  • After a quiet first half for both sides, Manuel Lopez scored his first collegiate goal after a scrum in front of the net in the 39th minute. The assist came courtsey of Ryan Fagan.
  • A big story in the game was the cards, as a total of nine were handed out for the match, including seven down the stretch of the second half.
  • With just 1:17 left to play, Alexis Flores scored on a penalty kick to tie the score. 
  • Flores was not done, as courtsey of a double assist with Gavin Sanchez and Jared Collier, he scored just 43 seconds into overtime to end the contest.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Lopez scored Tech's lone goal. Fagan provided the assist.
  • Tech's goalkeeper provided 16 saves. Anastasios Manolis stopped six in the first half, while Alex Kern 10 saves in the second half and overtime.

Stats to Know

  • The Cardinals outshot the Scarlet Hawks 31-10.
  • Tech committed 18 fouls compared to NCC's eight.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech will resume conference play against the Cougars of Concordia University Chicago on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Stuart Field. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.