Greencastle, Ind.- The DePauw University women's soccer held on tightly to its 1-0 senior night victory over Hiram College Saturday.
The Hiram College Terriers came out of the gates with surprising energy in the opening minutes of play. Though the Tigers were taken aback briefly, DePauw centered itself and eventually took control of the pace of the game.
With Hiram physically challenging every play on the ball, the Tigers took a bit longer to find its rhythm offensively. Fortunately for DePauw, much like in the men's game just before the combination of senior day festivities and its third conference matchup, the Tigers kept pushing the ball deep into the Terriers half.
The Tigers' dominance was evident across the board despite the aggressive defending by Hiram. DePauw got off 18 shots to the Terriers four and tallied seven corners for the game.
Fighting to keep its lead, the Tigers played with heart and tenacity, recovering quickly with every push or shove thrown its way in the final 15 minutes of play.
The Tiger improves to 7-5-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the NCAC. DePauw is back at Reavis Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to face Wittenberg in its fourth NCAC matchup of the season. Game time is set for 7 p.m.