Ada, Ohio - Julian Gonzalez scored the game's lone goal at 69:45 and lifted the Tigers to a 1-0 season-opening win over John Carroll at the Ohio Northern Invitational.
After a scoreless first half, Gonzalez delivered the game winner at 69:45 on a breakaway with Andy Morrison assisting.
John Carroll held a 17-9 edge in shots, but each team recorded three shots on goal. The Blue Streaks finished with seven corners to DePauw's five, while John Carroll totaled 10 fouls to the Tigers' seven.
Jake Pezzuto stopped three shots for the Tigers, while John Carroll's Zach Fehrenbach totaled a pair.
DePauw returns to action on Saturday with a 7:30 p.m. contest against 23rd-ranked Ohio Northern.