Chaps continue winning season in defeating Joliet

Ben Grote, Sports Editor

College of DuPage’s women’s soccer team beat Joliet Community College in a 3-0 victory during a conference match on Oct. 8.


The game started out in stalemate between the two opponents, with no team being the true controller over the ball. The ball was being constantly stolen from each team, and the game wasn’t moving along far.


However, the Chaparrals began to work together and were able to correct their defense. While the Chaparrals didn’t have a commanding control over the ball, COD was able to intercept the ball from the Wolves before they were able to capitalize on it during their possessions. This was evident whenever the Wolves would attempt to near the Chaparrals’ goal.


Shortly after the Chaparrals’ defense began to work better, their offense came along with it.

Angela Toritto made a goal, which changed the momentum of the game into the dominant win over Joliet. The Chaparrals began to challenge the Wolves’ defense greatly for the rest of the first half, by spending a lot of time near the Wolve’s goal. COD ended the first half in lead by 2-0.


The second half, COD’s offense didn’t play as aggressively, but their defense proved to be troublesome when playing against the Wolves. Most of the second half was spent in the middle of the field fighting over the possession of the ball, with COD being the obvious winner in time spent in control of the ball. COD finished the game against the Wolves in a victory.


Despite the win over the Wolves, COD’s women’s soccer coach, William Fajkus admitted the team could have done better.


“We definitely played to the level of our opponents, but there some corrections that I wish we could’ve made,” Fajkus said. “We’ll just have to keep on practicing hard and work on both our offense and defense, even with winning by so much. There are a lot of teams who we’ll be playing in the near future that could use our mistakes we made this game towards their advantage.”


COD’s women’s soccer is 9-1 in their conference this year, with one more conference game left to play, which will take place at COD against Madison on Oct. 15.