Freshman Sarah Lafayette's goal in the 43rd minute lifted the Illinois State soccer team to a 1-0 win over the University of Pittsburgh on Sunday at Pittsburgh.

The Redbirds improved to 2-3-1 while handing the Panthers their first loss (3-1-2).

With time winding down in the first half, Emily Dickman got the ball to Lafayette 18 yards out and the University High product found the back of the net for the game's lone tally. The goal was Lafayette's second of her career as well as her second game-winner.

Goalkeeper Haley Smith made three saves for her second shutout of the season.


Football cracks D3 rankings: After a 17-10 upset of preseason No. 3-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday, the IWU football team debuts at No. 14 in the first poll of the season.

Fellow College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin members, Wheaton and North Central, are ranked No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

Women's soccer victorious: Freshmen Cameron Hindel and Anna Eager each had a goal and an assist as the Titan women's soccer team rolled to a 4-0 shutout over Kenyon College on Sunday at Gambier, Ohio.

Hindel got the Titans on the board in the sixth minute with her third goal of the season and Kaitlyn Chen converted a pass from Eager in the 40th minute for a 2-0 halftime lead.

IWU maded it 3-0 just three minutes into the second half, when Eager scored her first of the season, assisted by Kailie Novak. Jorden Ellerbrock closed out the scoring in the 56th minute, depositing a cross from Hindel.

The Titan defense limited the Ladies to four shots on goal with Kelly McCarthy making two saves to pick up the win.

Women's golf third, fifth: The IWU women's golf teams finished third and fifth in the 12-team UW-Oshkosh Titan Invitational on Sunday at Oshkosh, Wis.

The first IWU team had a two-round score of 678 while the second Titan squad posted a 692. Wisconsin-Stout took the team title with a 666.

IWU freshman Maggie Warrner was second in the 71-player field with a 14-over 160, trailing only medalist Hannah Braun of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at 155.

Three other Titans cracked the top 10 with Jenna Demay (168) tying for fifth place while Jordan Koehler and Olivia Ruff each carded 169 for a share of 10th place.


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