February 21, 2024

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Eighty fifth-minute Purpose Sinks Redbird Soccer In Season Opener At Illinois, 1-0

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Eighty fifth-minute Purpose Sinks Redbird Soccer In Season Opener At Illinois, 1-0

Champaign, Ailing. –  Illinois State Soccer (0-1-0, 0-0-0 in MVC) dropped its season opener to Illinois (1-0-0, 0-0) 1-0 Thursday night time in Champaign after a late second-half objective broke the scoreless tie at Demirjian Park. 

In head coach Marisa Kresge‘s inaugural sport for the Redbirds, Illinois State battled with in-state foe Illinois regardless of being out-shot 19-4 within the match. Illinois’ barrage did not break by till the Eighty fifth minute, when Ashley Prell’s rebound shot completed within the higher proper nook for the go-ahead objective. 

Michaela Kirschten, Sydney Smith and Sarah Ochitwa every put in robust work on the again line to assist preserve Illinois off the board for many of the sport. In internet, Audrey Brown and Daniela Grgas break up time for Illinois State and mixed for seven saves. 

Brown received the beginning in her collegiate debut, making 4 large saves over the course of the primary half. Grgas relieved Brown at halftime and made three saves, together with a cease off an Illinois nook kick to maintain the match scoreless within the seventy fifth minute. 

ISU put a pair of pictures on body, highlighted by an 83rd-minute shot off the woodworks from Kristiana Pappanastos

Seven gamers (six freshmen) made their Illinois State debut Thursday in Champaign, together with 4 Redbirds who cracked the beginning lineup. Brown made her debut in internet whereas the midfield trio of Katelynn Buescher, Leah Crotty and Jade Rehberger donned the purple and white for the primary time. Freshmen Hillary Griffin, Kelsi McLaughlin and Sammi Cenek all made appearances off the bench. 

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Illinois State returns to Adelaide Road Subject for a 1 p.m. contest with Jap Michigan to open their 2022 house slate this Sunday. 

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