2008 Match Highlights
Lady Trojans Fall One Goal Short at Waubonsee
The Triton women's soccer team gave Waubonsee all they could handle in the season opener in Sugar Grove. But the Lady Trojans second half comeback fell short in a 3-2 loss. Nicole Tobey scored both Triton goals. Tobey's first goal evened the game with 25 minutes left in the second half off an assist from Kathleen Houk. However, Waubonsee responded with two quick goals the next six minutes to go ahead for good. Tobey scored her final goal off a penalty kick with 11 minutes to play. Goalie Valeria Carrera made nine saves for the Lady Trojans, who visit College of DuPage Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m.
Triton Silenced in First Two Conference Games
Triton could not get the offense going in a pair of N4C losses at College of DuPage Sept. 3 and at home versus Harper Sept. 10. The Lady Trojan lost 9-0 at COD and in a 5-0 loss to the Hawks were only able to register six shots on goal.
South Suburban Edges Lady Trojans
Triton put together a solid effort in tough playing conditions due to the rain before dropping a 2-1 decision at South Suburban College. The Lady Trojans had several opportunities to score after falling behind 2-0 in the first half. Jamie Najera netted the lone Triton goal. She also had two shots on goal including hitting the post. Cindy Najera also hit the post once and had three other shots on goal and Rosa Padilla had two shots on goal. Natalia Naumoff allowed the two goals in the first half after stopping two other shots in her 45 minutes work and Kim Gramajo saved all three attempts in the second half in goal. The Lady Trojans fall to 0-4 on the season.
Late First Half Goals the Difference in Loss to COD
After a pair of wash outs to Joliet and Rochester Tech, Triton gave College of DuPage a better battle the second time around in a 4-1 loss in River Grove. The Lady Trojans held nationally ranked COD scoreless for the first 40 minutes before a Triton miscue led to an own goal and then quickly two more goals to give the Chaparrals a 3-0 halftime lead. The teams played the second half on even terms with Amanda Kostic scoring for Triton on a dead ball. The Lady Trojan defense put up a solid effort the final 45 minutes as Natalia Naumoff stopped 11 shots while allowing just one goal. For the game, Naumoff made 19 saves.
Lady Trojans Drop Second Meeting With Harper
Triton continued to show great improvement on the season. However, the Lady Trojans still search for their first victory after a 2-0 loss to Harper. Natalia Naumoff was in goal in the first half, allowing one goal and making four saves. Kim Gramajo did the goalkeeping duties in the second half, allowing one goal and stopping three Harper shots.
Triton Loses Overtime Heartbreaker to Joliet
The Lady Trojans played their best game of the season in taking N4C front-runner Joliet Junior College to the limit. Triton controlled the match with a season-high 16 shots on goal, but the Wolves spoiled the Lady Trojans effort with the games only goal seven minutes into overtime to come away with a 1-0 win. Natalia Naumoff had 8 shots on goal. Amanda Kostic had four shots at the net. Evelyn Delgado had an outstanding game in goal for the Lady Trojans, allowing just the one goal in 97 minutes while making 12 saves.
Lady Trojans Run Out of Steam in Second Half to Moraine Valley
Less than 12 hours after the emotional loss to Joliet, Triton came out of the gate with a lot of energy in a make-up game from September with Moraine Valley. Nicole Tobey's goal evened the game at one-all at halftime. However, the Cyclones scored a pair of second half goals to leave River Grove with a 3-1 victory. Kim Gramajo made five saves in playing the full 90 minutes. The Lady Trojan offense had 13 shots on goal.
Triton Tops Morton for First Win of the Season
The Lady Trojans posted their first victory of the season beating Morton 5-1 during a constant rain fall in River Grove. The Lady Trojans were led by Nicole Tobey who scored twice and just missed an open net attempt. Also, Tobey had three other shots on goal. Natalia Naumoff added a goal and hit the post twice on breakaways along with four other shots on goal. Annaruth Cisneros and Val Carrera each scored their first goals of season. Amanda Kostic and Kathleen Houk both had two shots on goal. The entire team got to see some action and all played a solid game with keeper Kim Gramajo stopping all seven of Morton shots after the Panthers had taken a brief 1-0 lead early in the contest.
Lady Trojans Put Up Tough Fight Before Falling to Joliet
After holding Joliet scoreless for the first 60 minutes the short handed Trojans gave up three unanswered goals after losing key center defensive captain Kara Altier to a broken finger. The Lady Trojans valiant effort included five shots on goal with two by Jamie Najera and one each by Annaruth Ciseneros, Amanda Kostic and Nicole Tobey. Kim Gramajo stopped the first seven shots on goal before the Lady Wolves could find the back of the net. Triton will close the regular season at Morton College, Oct. 14th beginning at 3 p.m.
Triton Records First Ever Road Win
The Lady Trojans closed out the regular season in style by picking up the first ever road win in the programs history with a 1-0 triumph at Morton College. The Triton goal was scored by Natalia Naumoff who also had three other shots on goal along with Jamie Najajera. The Lady Trojans had six other chances with two shots each by Polyana Fagundes, Amanda Kostic, and Cindy Najera. Kim Gramajo stopped all five shots by the Panthers in posting the shut out. Next up the ladies will open the Region IV playoffs at Joliet Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Triton should have some confidence after their two tight matches during the regular season with the Lady Wolves, including a 1-0 loss in overtime. The Lady Trojans ended the regular season with a 2-9 record.
Lady Trojans Fall to Joliet in Region IV Semifinals
The Triton College women’s soccer team’s season came to an end after a 4-0 loss to Joliet Junior College in the semifinals of the Region IV Division III Tournament. The Lady Trojans finished the year with a 2-10 record. Despite winning two games, the season was the most successful in the brief three-year history of the program. The team was very competitive, losing three games by one goal and two others by two goals. Overall the team improved in all categories and will have several players returning next year. Unfortunately in the playoff game, Triton could only muster four shots on goal (Two from Amanda Kostic and one by both Kathleen Houk and Nicole Tobey). Goalkeeper Evelyn Delgado stopped eight Joliet shots.