BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Once again the No. 10 Olivet Nazarene University women’s soccer team secured a win with a shutout performance, this time against Purdue University- Calumet (Ind.) to improve their record to 16-2 and propel them into conference tournament play next week. The Tigers set a new record with nine different players each scoring a goal in the 9-0 victory on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
The Tigers (16-2) outshot the Peregrine 37-0, with 28 shots-on-goal. Purdue Calumet’s goal keeper, Rachel Madsen finished the night 19 saves. Olivet’s defense made it a quiet night in the goal for keeper, freshman Amanda Siciak (Bloomingdale, Ill.) had a quiet night in goal with no shot attempts.
Sophomore Jessica Higer (Kuna, Idaho) put the Tigers on the board first at the 16:59 mark off of a pass by sophomore Katie Smith (Spring Lake, Mich.). Two minutes later, Higer assisted a goal by senior Emma Reutter (Mason, Mich.). Teaming up for the third goal was freshman Elizabeth Wahl (Homer Glen, Ill.) off of a pass by senior Katie Dirkse (Downers Grove, Ill.). Senior Jordan Wallek (Chicago Heights, Ill.) got into the action at 39:30, assisted by junior Jessica Bachelor (Metamora, Ill.) allowing the Tigers to go into the half up 4-0.
Sophomore Jordan Fry (Martinsville, Ind.) started things off at the 51:06 mark in the second half, scoring an unassisted goal. At 70:50 sophomore Emily Rosenbloom (Kankakee, Ill.) teamed up with senior Katina Holm (Antioch, Ill.) for the second goal. The Tiger’s then added three more goals, all unassisted in a 10 minute period starting at 79:26. Holm started things, followed by freshman Sarah Fazio (Holland, Mich.) and finally sophomore McKenzie Hengesh (Canton, Mich.).
Olivet enters the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament as the top seed, having won the regular season. The Tigers received an opening round bye and will face the winner of No. 4 seed Trinity International University (Ill.) and No. 5 seed Trinity Christian College (Ill.) on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5p.m. Should the Tigers advance, the CCAC Tournament Championship game will take place in Bourbonnais on Saturday, Nov. 11, time to be determined.