Women's Soccer Closes Out Exhibition Play With 2-0 Loss Against IPFW|
Aug. 16, 2014
CHICAGO - The UIC women's soccer team hosted their first match at Flames Field Saturday night, a contest that ended in a 2-0 exhibition loss against IPFW. The Mastodon's outshot the Flames 13-8.
"It was definitely exciting to play our first game here at Flames Field," head coach Brian Rigby said. "It was great to see the support that all the families, the administration and the other student-athletes gave our women tonight."
IPFW struck late, as Andie Lazzerini notched the first goal for the Mastodon's at the 85:08 mark, an unassisted shot that sank into the bottom left corner of the net. Lazzerini led the way for IPFW with five shots, three of which reached goal.
The Mastodon's sealed the deal at the 89:33 mark with an unassisted goal by Brooke Bishir.
The Flames had a scoring opportunity late in the first half when Jessica Belsito sunk a shot into the IPFW net, but the goal was taken back due to an offside call. Sophomore Jasmin Carrera and junior Flo Beshiri combined for half of the Flames' eight shots on the night.
"Now we just have to go back and fine tune and start to get a little cleaner with some of the tactics that we've been working on," Rigby said. "We'll just take it one day at a time and start to prepare for SIUE on Friday."
The Flames will head to Edwardsville, Ill. to open up the regular season against SIUE Friday at 7:00pm.
Stay tuned to UICFlames.com for more results, recaps and previews of UIC women's soccer. Fans are also encouraged to follow the team on twitter at @UICWomensSoccer.