Soccer looks to improve vs. UIC

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 

University.

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 

Northwestern 6-0.

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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