Flames Stay Undefeated in Horizon League with 2-0 Win at Detroit

Senior Bob Novak scored his third goal of the season
Senior Bob Novak scored his third goal of the season

Oct. 12, 2013

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DETROIT – The UIC men’s soccer team picked up its third-straight win on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 victory at Detroit as the Flames improve to 9-3-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the Horizon League.  Seniors Slobodan Aleksov and Bob Novak netted goals for UIC as freshman goalie Andrew Putna collected his seventh shutout of the season.

Aleksov struck first at the 27:04 mark in the opening period as he converted off a penalty kick.  The Serbia native now owns five goals on the season which leads the team.  He also accumulated six total shots on the day, including three on target.

Novak scored at the 77:19 mark in the second half as he took a pass from junior Jesus Torres and connected on a boot from 15 yards out to seal the 2-0 final tally.  Novak collects his third goal on the season, while Torres continues to lead the league in assists, owning seven on the year.

Putna racked up his league-leading seventh shutout versus the Titans as he added three saves on the afternoon, bringing his 2013 count to 27.  Putna’s seven shutouts also ranks tied-for-fourth in single-season program history.

The Flames’ offense was all over the Titan defense, outshooting Detroit 18-9, including eight kicks on goal.  UIC has won all four non-home contests so far the season, outscoring those opponents 7-0.

UIC returns to action on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at home against nationally-ranked Milwaukee with a scheduled start time of 7 p.m. CT.