Illinois State University defeated the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 1-0 on Tuesday. 

This is the Redbirds seventh straight win and third consecutive shutout. 

Head Coach Brad Silvey believes that the team united once again to overcome a very challenging opponent. 

“Today was another full team effort, and anything less would have ended in a different result.” Silvey said, “We knew going into this game that nothing would be easy, and we would need to fight for every inch of the field.” 

Senior goalkeeper Haley Smith had three saves in the first half, and the game remained scoreless until junior forward Natalie Vaughn-Low scored the game-winner in the 61st minute. 

IUPUI created a lot of new challenges that will benefit us greatly moving forward,” Silvey said, “Really proud of the second-half response to gain back control of the game, score the goal and earn the shutout.” 

ISU is now 9-4 and the IUPUI Jaguars are now 9-4-1. 

The Redbirds will play road conference games until Oct.20th against Loyola Chicago. Their next game will be against Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, on Friday. 

MATT KALINOWSKI is a Sports Reporter for The Vidette. He can be contacted at mjkali1@ilstu.edu Follow him on Twitter at @mattkalinowski8


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