Sept. 14, 2019- The DePauw University women's soccer team took on the No.10 Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.) in a highly competitive 4-1 loss in day one of the DePauw Challenge Cup.
The Tigers opened up the match with energy, but WashU matched its energy. The Bears managed to squeeze the game into the midfield while pushing the ball deep into the DePauw half quickly with its speed.
Holding off the attacks throughout the first 35 minutes of play the Tigers suddenly lost steam, allowing the Bears to take advantage and score three goals late in the first half.
Despite being down 3-0, the Tigers found ways to spread the field and move the ball through WashU's quick defensive line. At the 55 minute mark, following a deflected Bears shot attempt, DePauw booted the ball up the center of the field finding Allison Harvey, who got a step on her last defender to score.
Inching its way back into the game the Tigers continued to fight for possession of the ball. However, WashU's ability to contain and control the ball both defensively and on offense proved to be more than DePauw could handle.
In the 81st minute of play, the Bears put the Tigers just out of reach with another goal, winning the match 4-1 and advancing in the tournament.
The DePauw women's soccer team play the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 11:30 am to close out the DePauw Challenge Cup tournament.