Men’s soccer beats Illinois College, advances to conference finals (gallery)

Freshman Shu Kitamura raced down the Jorge Prats Field, avoiding opponents from Illinois College, to score the game-winning goal in the first Midwest Conference Tournament game. The Prairie Fire men’s soccer team won 1-0, earning them a place in the MWC finals against Carroll University Saturday, Nov. 7.

According to the Prairie Fire coverage, the winner of Saturday’s game earns a spot in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

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