UIC Women's Soccer Earns First Program Victory

Beshiri's game-winning header and first goal of the season.
Beshiri's game-winning header and first goal of the season.
Aug. 31, 2014


The UIC women’s soccer team (1-4-0) earned its first program victory on Sunday afternoon as they defeated IUPUI (1-2-1) by a final score of 2-0 at Flames Field. The Flames notched win number one in their fifth game of the inaugural season as junior Flo Beshiri and sophomore Jasmin Carrera recorded goals for UIC.

“I am very proud of our team today,” said head coach Brian Rigby. “We came back after a tough loss on Friday and played with passion and intelligence. Our ladies should be proud of themselves for what they have accomplished so far. This is a group that has strong character and the talent to play at an elite level.”

Beshiri headed in the game-winner and her first goal of the season at the 10:25 mark of the first half. She was assisted by freshman Christina Hovatter who sent a corner kick into the box for the Beshiri score.



Carrera added the insurance goal in the 73rd minute as she dribbled the ball from midfield and laced a shot into the top left corner of the net. The Chicago native collected her third goal of the season and leads the team with six points.

Goalkeeper Kelly Fritz garnered her first career shutout as she totaled five saves on the afternoon. Fritz now has 23 saves on the season.

The Flames attempted a season-high 15 shots against the Jaguars, including nine on goal. IUPUI keeper Nicole Kulovitz stayed busy trying to protect her net as she finished the match with seven saves.

UIC returns to action on Friday, Sept. 12 at Northern Iowa with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. CT.

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