Granville, Ohio- The DePauw University men's soccer team came out victorious in a ferociously played 2-1 win over Denison.
Though the Tigers came out with the win, Denison did strike first and fast, with a goal in the opening five minutes.
DePauw remained calm and played its game, utilizing its speed and ability to spread the field to get an edge on its opponent.
In the 22nd-minute of play, the Tigers drove the ball into the Big Red's goalie box and was fouled.
Jay Klein would then step up to take his fourth penalty kick of the season, sending it to the top right side of the net, tying the game and improving his penalty kick record to 4-for-4.
About 20 minutes go by in the half, and DePauw is once again crowding the Big Red's goalie box. This time Zach Napora chips the ball up and over the Denison defenders to find Jack Seamands for a header.
Up 2-1 going into the second half, the Tigers played with intention and aggression. Despite being outshot 12-9 by Denison, DePauw's defensive line and goalie Dylan Ruzbasan were working together seamlessly with every Big Red attack.
The Tigers' communication both on and off the field proved to be the defining factor in the game. With teammates providing heads up on both ends of the field, DePauw controlled the ball within the last 10 minutes of the game.
With this win, DePauw improves to 3-2 in the NCAC and 9-5 overall. The Tigers are back at home on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to face Ohio Wesleyan University. Game time is set for 6 p.m.