The Eastern Michigan University soccer team has started the season with a 3-2-1 record,
including three shutouts. The Eagles have outscored opponents, 7-6. As a team, EMU
has produced 65 shots, 28 of which were on net.
Eastern will be taking on University of Illinois-Chicago, Sunday. The Flames are 1-6
this season, most recently on the losing end of a 3-0 shutout against Western Michigan
A Look at the Opponent
The UIC women’s soccer team has been outscored 4-21 in its first season as a varsity
sport. The Flames have allowed 104 shots, while only producing 58 shots of their own.
In UIC’s inaugural game, Jasmin Carrera scored the only goal as the Flames lost 2-1 to
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
The Flames faced two very tough opponents in their second and third game, the
University of Iowa and Northwestern University, respectively. They lost to Iowa 4-0 and
Morehead State University would be UIC’s fourth opponent, as well as, the team’s fourth
loss of the season – a 3-1 decision. Carrera scored the lone goal for the Flames giving the
sophomore her second goal of the season and her career.
After starting their first season 0-4, the Flames were looking to rebound when Indiana
University – Purdue University Indianapolis came to visit.
The Flames defeated IUPUI 2-0 giving them their first win of the season and the first win
in the program’s existence. Carrera managed her third goal of the season and her career
and Flo Beshiri added her first goal of the season and her career.
After two games at home UIC headed out on a road trip for their sixth and seventh game,
the University of Northern Iowa and Western Michigan University, respectively. This
road trip only added to their losing season.
Northern Iowa defeated the Flames 3-0 and Western defeated the flames 3-0. Kelly Fritz
managed 11 saves against Western in her fifth loss of the season.
The Flames will face Saint Louis University on Friday, two days before EMU arrives to
challenge the new team.
Keys to defeating UIC
• The Eagles will need to continue their offensive attack
• Junior goalkeeper Megan McCabe will need to stay on her toes
EMU Players to Watch
Angela Vultaggio: 4 goals, 0 assists, 19 shots
Megan Trapp: 1 goal, 2 assists, 7 shots
Madison Hirsch: 0 goals, 2 assists, 3 shots
Megan McCabe: 3-1-1, 22 saves, 3 shutouts
UIC Players to Watch
Jasmin Carrera: 3 goals, 0 assists, 14 shots
Flo Beshiri: 1 goal, 0 assists, 8 shots
Kelly Fritz: 1-5-0, 34 saves, 1 shutout
The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
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