Sept. 28, 2019- The DePauw University women's soccer team opened its North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) campaign with a 2-0 shutout over Oberlin College at home.
With the stands filled with parents, friends, and alumni the Tigers looked ready to take on its first NCAC opponent of the season.
In under ten minutes of play after keeping a firm hold of possession in the opening minutes of the game, the Tigers final were able to push past the Oberlin backline and sneak the ball across the box.
Mary Goodale played up a bit higher than usual and crossed a beautiful pass to Alex Wendt in the center of the goalie box. Wendt then deflected the pass into the back of the net to give DePauw a 1-0 lead.
As the first half continued the Tigers maintained control over the ball on both ends of the field. WInning loose balls in the air and creating space for significant attacking attempts to occur, DePauw looked sharp in its first conference match.
During half-time past DePauw women's soccer team players took time to honor the legacy of John Carter. Coach Carter was the Tigers' women's head coach from 1990-2014, and today a locker room was dedicated in his name!
The stands energy was reciprocated on the field, and in the second half, DePauw continued to overpower its opponents. Outshooting Oberlin 10 to 4 and recording two more corners than them in the second half the pressure was solely on Oberlin.
The Tigers presence on its attacking end proved to be too much for Oberlin in the second half. For DePauw managed to crowd the goalie box and create an own-goal situation that would give the Tigers a 2-0 advantage.
That would be all DePauw would need to solidify its fourth shutout of the season and first NCAC win of the season.
The Tigers travel to Wooster, Ohio to face the College of Wooster Fighting Scots on Saturday, Oct. 5. Game time is set for 3 p.m.