October 22, 20231st2ndFinal
UIC62:43Sophia Jaime
VALCoryell, Nikki90:0014
UICKeiser, Lauren90:0004
Stats at a GlanceVALUIC
Shots (on Goal)13 (4) 13 (5)
Corner Kicks16
Yellow Cards02
Soccer Falls at UIC in Regular Season Finale
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Soccer Falls at UIC in Regular Season Finale
Anna Cup started all 18 regular season matches for the Beacons.

The regular season came to a close for the Valpo soccer team Sunday afternoon in Chicago, Ill., as host UIC used a second-half goal to earn a 1-0 win. The Beacons will be the sixth seed for the upcoming Missouri Valley Conference tournament and will open tournament play at UNI against seventh-seeded Belmont Thursday afternoon.


How It Happened

  • Valpo attempted five shots and UIC seven in an even first half, with both sides putting two shots on goal as the match went into intermission scoreless.
  • The Flames took the lead on a sharp-angle effort from Sophia Jaime in the 63rd minute. 
  • Valpo put a pair of shots on goal in search of an equalizer, but was unable to find the back of the net.

Inside the Match

  • Both sides finished with 13 shot attempts, with UIC putting five on goal to Valpo’s four. Goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) made four saves for the Beacons.
  • Center backs Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) and Anna Cup (Bartlett, Ill./South Elgin) and midfielder Allie Anderson (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South [Xavier]) all went the full 90 minutes on Sunday.
  • Norfolk played all 1,620 regular season minutes in the field for the Beacons, while Coryell played all 1,620 minutes in goal.
  • Cup and senior Aubrey Ramey (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School [DePaul]) joined Norfolk and Coryell in starting all 18 regular season fixtures.

Next Up

Valpo (7-5-6, 3-3-4 MVC) opens up the conference tournament against Belmont Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN+.