Ladies End Season at Roosevelt
11/6/13 - The Crimson Wave women’s soccer team ended their season a good note with a 1-0 win over Roosevelt University on Wednesday afternoon.
CCSJ came out strong in the first half by out shooting Roosevelt University 9-2. The Crimson Wave defense did a solid job of keeping the ball out of harm’s way. It would be Junior Patty Diaz who scored the lone goal of the game on a shot from twenty yards out in the 44th minute.
The second half saw more shots from CCSJ again but couldn’t find the back of the net. Sandra Navarez nearly scored on a breakaway that bounced off of the post. As the game ended, so did the season for CCSJ. The Crimson Wave finished the year with a 6-11-1 overall record.
“I am very glad we ended the season on a positive note. We have taken a positive step forward as a program and I am extremely proud of this group of young ladies. We battled injuries all season but they never quit. Now we focus on building this team up in the off season and bringing in players to help us move forward,” said Coach Olson.
Crimson Wave Fall To IIT
The Crimson Wave hosted IIT on Saturday for their last home game of the season. This was Senior Day for CCSJ which was the time to honor Mallory Defries and Paige Northrup. “I’m very proud of Mallory and Paige for their hard work this season. They have both been a pleasure to coach and we are sad to see them go,” said Coach Olson.
IIT bested CCSJ 2-0 on the day despite the fact that the Crimson Wave outshot IIT 16 to 5 on the game. IIT took advantage of a counter attack opportunity. CCSJ nearly scored on a PK opportunity but the IIT goalkeeper made a big save. “We’ve got to find ways to score goals. We were in control for most of the game but it’s tough to win when you can’t finish. The girls are working extremely hard and hopefully we turn things around next week,” said Coach Olson.
The Crimson Wave will return to action as they travel to Bridgeview Illinois to take on Roosevelt University on Wednesday. Kickoff is at 2:00pm.
Soccer Falls to Stritch
The Crimson Wave women’s soccer team fell to Cardinal Stritch 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
The first half was a tight game as there were only three shots taken. Neither team could find the advantage. The second half saw the first and only goal of the game when Cardinal Stritch’s Jordan Lott hit a twenty yard shot to put the Wolves up 1-0. The Crimson Wave nearly equalized when Patty Diaz took a shot from the top of the six yard box that was gobbled up by the Cardinal Stritch goalkeeper.
The Crimson Wave heads into their bye week as they get ready to take on Illinois Institute of Technology on Saturday November 2nd. Kickoff is at noon.