Senior Marissa Martin scored her third goal of the season but the Youngstown State women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to UIC on Saturday afternoon at Farmers National Bank Field in the Covelli Sports Complex.
Youngstown State falls to 4-10-1 overall and 0-6 in the Horizon League while UIC improves to 5-11 overall and 3-3 in the league.
UIC took a 1-0 lead in the 28th off a header from Tamae Douglas. Janae Cedano lifted a ball into the center of the box and after a header by Olivia Everin, Douglas headed the ball past the outstretched arm of YSU goalkeeper Kylee Moffett.
Youngstown State knotted the game at 1-1 at the 43:47 mark when Martin blasted a pass from Sophie McFarland off the bottom of the crossbar.
Valentine scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick at the 67:07 mark of the match.
The Flames outshot the Penguins, 12-11, and had a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.
Youngstown State hosts Detroit Mercy, Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Farmers National Bank Field in the Covelli Sports Complex.