Soccer Blanks Northwestern, 2-0|
Oct. 21, 2003
Evanston, Ill.- The UIC men's soccer team entered Tuesday's non-conference game against Northwestern with a four-game unbeaten streak. When the final whistle blew, they added a fifth.
The Flames (8-4-2) won their second straight contest, besting the Wildcats (6-6-4) in a 2-0 shutout in Evanston, Ill. UIC is now 3-0-2 in its last five games after a four-game losing streak.
The visiting Flames made the most of their scoring opportunities, converting 2-of-3 attempts against goal, while getting a spectacular performance between the posts from sophomore keeper Ross Cain. Cain stopped all seven Wildcat shots-on-goal for his second shutout of the season.
Sophomore midfielder Roberto Gallo notched UIC's first goal in the 34th minute, knocking an unassisted 15-yard shot from just within the top of the circle past NU keeper Brian Heckenbach for his fourth score of the year.
John DeVae capped the scoring in the 57th minute. DeVae took a pass at the right side of the goal from Dennis King and edged the ball into the left bottom corner of the net. It was DeVae's second goal on the season, while King earned his team-leading 20th point of 2003 with the assist.
The Flames return home for Horizon League action against Detroit on Friday, October 24th, at Flames Field. Game time is at 3 p.m.