Redbird Soccer to "Kick for a Cure" Against Loyola Chicago

Oct. 2, 2012

Week 8 | illinois state vs. loyola chicago
Date: Oct. 3
Time: 4 p.m. CT
Location: Normal, Ill.
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NORMAL, Ill. - After playing nine of its first 12 matches away from Adelaide Street Field, the Illinois State soccer team returns home for four-consecutive matches, beginning with Loyola Chicago Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. The game is highlighted by "Kick for a Cure," as the Redbirds will wear pink jerseys in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All fans in attendance are encouraged to wear pink. Admission is free, while $1 hot dogs and $1 pink lemonade will be for sale at the concession stand. At halftime, a cancer survivor recognition ceremony will take place on the field. The Community Cancer Center, Illinois State's Student Nursing Association and Zeta Tau Sorority will all be in attendance providing information in an effort to help raise awareness about cancer.

The Last Meeting
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August 30, 2008
Evanston, Ill.
Rattray's Early Goal Keeps ISU Soccer Undefeated
Keeping with the trend of Redbirds scoring their first-career goals this season, junior midfielder Raquel Rattray scored her first goal as a Redbird to give the Illinois State women's soccer team a 1-0 win over Loyola at the Lakeside Invitational on Saturday, August 30. The Redbirds recorded their first shutout of the season to improve to 3-0-0 on the year.

The Redbirds and Ramblers have met 10 times previously, with ISU holding a 7-3-0 series advantage. Illinois State won the last meeting 1-0, but the Ramblers won the three meetings before that. Head coach Drew Roff has played Loyola twice, going 1-1-0 in those matches. The first win in program history for Illinois State came against the Ramblers, as the Redbirds won 3-2 on Sept. 11, 1996 in Chicago.

The Ramblers enter the match at 6-5-1 and 1-1-0 in the Horizon League. LU had been on a six-game unbeaten streak before falling at Detroit 1-0 in their last game on Sept. 30. Loyola's season got off to a rough start, losing four of its first five matches while being outscored 14-1. However, the Ramblers were able to rebound with the six-game unbeaten streak. The Ramblers feature a diverse offensive attack, as six players have contributed to their nine goals this season. Tricia Stonebraker, Ana Claud Michelini and Brielle Haupt lead the way with two goals apiece, while three others players are tied for the team-lead with two assists. Loyola returns 10 starters from a team that went 6-10-3 in head coach Barry Bimbi's first season at the helm.

ISU is coming off of a thrilling 2-1 victory at Creighton Sept. 29. Rachel Tejada scored the game-winning goal in the 89th minute off of a pass from Rachel Bostick. It was Tejada's 11th goal of the season, which ranks her sixth nationally. She is also top-10 in goals per game (ninth with 0.917) and points (ninth with 25). She leads the Missouri Valley Conference in goals, goals per game, points, points per game (2.08) and shots (43).

Bostick also scored a goal against the Bluejays. Her three points in the match earned her the MVC Offensive Player of the Week honors, the fifth time this season a Redbird has been recognized by the conference. Bostick has tallied five points in the Redbirds' two conference games, the second-most in the conference during that stretch. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.