Marissa Martin Scores Third Goal of the Season in 2-1 Loss to UIC

Marissa Martin (Photo By David Dermer)
Marissa Martin (Photo By David Dermer)

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.

The Penguins missed an opportunity to strike first when Sammy Salatino's penalty kick was stopped by UIC goalie Tara Khayem, and Khayem saved another shot by Sydney Ossege.

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.