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Scarlet Hawks Squeak Past Regents

De Avila
De Avila

LOVES PARK, Ill. - The Rockford University men's soccer team (7-6-1, 2-4 NACC) fell in a tight affair to the Illinois Tech Scarlet Hawks (6-6-0, 2-4 NACC) on Saturday afternoon. Rockford struck first to take the lead, but two goals by Illinois Tech in the first half was enough to hold the Regents off as RU fell by a final score of 2-1.



  • Rockford got on the board early when freshman Josh De Avila (Romeoville, Ill.) found fellow freshman Simeon Adesina (Plainfield, Ill.) to put the Regents up 1-0 just 6:59 into the game.
  • De Avila played a perfect ball into the box as Adesina beat his defender and ran on to it heading it over the goalie and dropping it into the goal.
  • Unfortunately, the Regent lead would vanish as the Scarlet Hawks tied the game in the 31' to make it a 1-1 game.
  • Five minutes before half Illinois Tech struck again to take a 2-1 lead heading into the intermission.
  • Rockford outshot Illinois Tech in the first have 5-4.
  • The match was feisty as neither team would budge in the second half.
  • It was a game that saw a total of 36 fouls, 18 per side.
  • Unfortunately, the Regents could not tie the game up and fell by a final score of 2-1.


  • With a goal today Simeon Adesina now has 5 on the year and is in a three-way tie for the team lead in goals.
  • Josh De Avila recorded his first collegiate assist during the game.


The Rockford University men's soccer team gets right back to action as it travels to UW-Whitewater on Sunday, October 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM.