|TCC (10-2, 3-2)||2||0||2|
|Olivet Nazarene WS (6-5-1, 4-1)||2||1||3|
|1||10:57||Devine, Taylre (Olivet Nazarene WS)|
|1||29:01||Trujillo, Lexxy (TCC)|
|1||37:07||Buda, Sarah (Olivet Nazarene WS)|
|1||37:36||Bianchi, Jessica (TCC)|
|2||82:34||Buffum, Sarah (Olivet Nazarene WS)|
|TCC||Indv. Leaders||Olivet Nazarene WS|
|2 Players (#1,#5) - 1||Goals||3 Players - 1|
|#8 Fields, Marissa - 1||Assists||3 Players - 1|
|#5 Bianchi, Jessica - 3||Shots||2 Players (#11,#26) - 5|
|2 Players (#00,#30) - 4||Saves||#1 Poortinga, Jackie - 2|
|TCC||Team Statistics||Olivet Nazarene WS|
|10 (4)||Shots (on goal)||28 (11)|
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The top of the women's soccer Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings is a crowded place. Six teams are battling for two bids to the NAIA National Championship opening round, one going to the regular season champion and one to the tournament winner. The Olivet Nazarene University Tigers are slowly chipping their way through the ranks, having knocked off two of the six already, including an exciting 3-2 win over Trinity Christian College (Ill.) on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Olivet will face the remaining three teams over the next three weeks.
Taylre Devine (SR/Chebanse, Ill.) put the Tigers on the board first, capitalizing on a Trolls foul in the 11th minute of play. Devine perfectly threaded a direct free kick through the crowd into the back of the net. The Trolls answered in the 30th minute when Lexxy Trujillo curved a corner kick into the corner of the net just past the reach of Tiger keeper, Jackie Poortinga (FR/Manteno, Ill. ).
Sarah Buda (FR/Ortonville, Mich.) put Olivet back on top in the 38th minute, taking a corner kick from Alexi Zastro in front of the net. But, once again, Trinity Christian bounced back, scoring just 30 seconds later when Jessica Bianchi dribbled through the Tiger defense and scored.
After a motivational speech from Head Coach Bill Bahr, the Tigers came out in the second half on fire. Controlling the ball from the whistle to the final buzzer. The Tigers outshot the Trolls 17 to four in the second half, including five shots on-goal to one.
Sarah Buffum (SO/Byron Center, Mich.) connected for the game winning goal for the Tigers in the 83rd minute, a laser past the keeper. Jessica Schmidt (JR/Arlington Heights, Ill.) and Buda were credited with a rare double assist on the play.
Poortinga went the distance in the goal, finishing with two saves while allowing two goals.
Olivet (6-5-1, 4-1) returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 7 on the road at Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.). The CCAC match is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Whiting, Indiana.
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