CHICAGO – (Oct. 6) Seattle University women’s soccer won, 6-1, at Chicago State Friday afternoon. Madeline Racine recorded a goal and three assists, Kelsey Eagle scored two goals and the Redhawks won their 15th straight Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular season game, tying their own conference record for longest such win streak.
SU (5-6-1, 1-0-0 WAC) pounded the Cougar (1-13-0, 0-1-0 WAC) defense throughout the match. Eagle got the Redhawks on the board at 30:04, finishing a Leahi Manthei assist. Manthei made it 2-0 at the 38:11 mark. The hosts scored late in the half, but Seattle U went into halftime with a 2-1 lead and a commanding 13-2 advantage in shots.
The Redhawks got rolling early in the second half, as Holly Rothering and Racine teamed up to break open the game in the first six minutes of the frame. Racine set up Rothering's goal and then Rothering found Racine for a score at 50:19.
Racine continued her big day with another assist in the 70th minute, this time finding Laura Hooper for her first SU goal. Just over a minute later, Racine and Kelsey Vogel assisted on Eagle’s second goal of the day for a 6-1 margin.
Racine’s three-assist game was the first by a Redhawk since Julia Moravec tallied three helpers on Oct. 25, 2015 at Grand Canyon.
With Friday’s win, SU improved its unbeaten streak in WAC regular season games to 24 games, marking the longest such string in league history. It also claimed its 15th consecutive WAC regular season win, matching the 2012-2014 Redhawks for longest win streak in WAC annals. In its last 40 WAC regular season outings, Seattle U is 38-1-1.
SU’s six goals are the most by a Redhawk unit since an 11-0 win over Chicago State on Oct. 26, 2014. Seattle U set new season highs in shots (27), shots on goal (16), and corner kicks (9).
The Redhawks head to Kansas City on Sunday. The game, a rematch of the 2016 WAC Championship game, is set for an 11 a.m. Pacific kickoff.