GLEN ELLYN, Ill. – The Harper College women's soccer team fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game, but College of DuPage scored two second half goals to beat the Hawks 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon.
In a rematch of the Region IV championship where the Hawks emerged victorious 2-1 over COD last October to advance to nationals, the Chaparrals got on the board first in the 13th minute as Emily Plourde found Angela Toritto, who beat Harper goalkeeper Mikayla Nagle () to make it a 1-0 lead.
Two minutes later, Plourde found Bianca Rivera for a goal to give COD a 2-0 advantage. Despite the early deficit, the Hawks clawed their way back into the game. In the 41st minute, Harper's Jessica Cosentino (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) scored on a penalty kick to cut the deficit to 2-1 at halftime.
Just 10 minutes into the second half, Cosentino found midfielder Lacey Richards (Hobart, Ind./Merrillville), who beat Chaparrals' goalkeeper Christina Siddu to tie the game at 2-2.
COD went ahead 3-2 on a goal in the 67th minute by Katie Rubright on Plourde's third assist of the game. Heather Muno beat Nagle in the 74th minute to give the Chaparrals a two-goal lead.
Siddu earned the win in goal, stopping three shots. Nagle received the loss, making six saves in the game. The Hawks were outshot 10-5 on the day.