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September 24, 2013
RESULTS | FORT WAYNE, Ind. –The Indiana Tech women’s soccer team snapped its three-game losing skid in a big way on Tuesday with a 9-3 victory over Cleary at the Warrior Athletics field. The Warriors improved to 5-4-1 while the Cougars fell to 2-9.
The Warriors had numerous opportunities in the first 10 minutes but were unable to capitalize until the 33:52 mark of the first half, as Jessica Zurcher received a ball from Tori Singstock to put the Warriors ahead 1-0.
The Warriors were able to keep it in the Cougars defensive end until the 24:06 mark of the first half when Cleary’s Shelby Marsh took a long hard shot from outside the 18 yd. box and missed just wide of the back post.
Off the ensuing goal kick, Singtock dribbled passed two Cougar defenders to finish her sixth goal of the season in the 22nd minute. Without wasting anytime Singstock finished her second goal of the game, after a reflection of a free kick off Cleary’s defensive wall, which bounced right back to her feet, in the 23rd minute.
With 13:30 left Cleary had a quick break on the right side of the field, but Bre Wojnarowski was able to come out on a one-v-one situation to deny Marsh their second shot on frame. The Warriors once again capitalized in transition, as Emily Swanson was able to finish in the 29th minute as she finished her second goal of the season to increase the lead to four, 4-0.
Tech got off to a quick start in the second half, when Natalie Zimmerman headed home her second goal of the campaign off a corner kick from Singstock. The goal was set up by a Jess Stanton shot that was knocked away by Cleary’s keeper Paige Colosimo.
At the 35:23 mark in the second half, Emma Lang was able to chip the ball over Colosimo her first goal of the season off. Just two minutes later Singstock completed her second hat trick of the season with her own chip over Colosimo, as the keeper attempted to come out and stop the Warriors leading scorer, Zimmerman got the assist on the play.
The Orange and Black nearly had two hat tricks as Megan Perrey netted her third goal of the season in the 63rd minute on a perfect pass from Becca Hoklas before recording her second goal in the 66th minute, this one unassisted as she stepped around Colosimo in the box for the Warriors ninth and final goal.
It was the Shelby Marsh show for the Cougars of Cleary as the freshman netted a hat trick of her own. After being outsocred 47-0 by WHAC opponents, Cleary finally broke the scoreless drought in the 76th minute as Marsh got behind the defense and beat goal keeper Wojnarowski for the goal.
The Tech defense, which played with 10-v-10 for the final 20 minutes when a Cougar player got injured, couldn’t keep up with Marsh who continued to get behind the Warrior defense netting unassisted goals in the 82nd and 87th minute to cut the score to 9-3.
“Coach Lipocky is a class act,” stated Cleary Head Coach Tom Hackenberry. “When our player was injured he didn’t have to take a player off the field, but he chose to play event for the final 20 and I have a lot of respect for him and his team.”
The Warriors outshot the Cougars 45-6 for the contest including a 23-4 advantage in shots on frame. Colosimo did make 14 save son the night compare to just one for Wojnarowski. Tech also dominated the corner kick battle, 7-0.
The Warriors return to the pitch on Tuesday, Oct. 2 when they travel to Grand Rapids, Mich. for a WHAC contest against Cornerstone at 7 p.m.