Greencastle, Ind.- The DePauw University women's soccer team top the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops 1-0 off a well-placed penalty kick by Alex Berkley.
With tonight's, the Tigers are not only undefeated in conference play but have yet to be scored on by an NCAC opponent.
In spite of a scoreless first half, DePauw's dominance on the field was still very much evident statistically. The Tigers rattled off 11 shots while blanking the Battling Bishops in shots and corner kicks.
DePauw, in the second half, came back on the pitch determined to put away the game. Though the Tigers allowed three shots early in the half, DePauw's ability to be physical and technical while utilizing its speed proved to be too much for the Battling Bishops to handle.
With time winding down in regulation, Anissa Nourse subbed back into the game, and from the moment she touched the ball brought that extra spurt of energy the Tigers were looking for to close the game.
Nourse after settling an Ohio Wesleyan clear took the ball from the left-side midline and finessed her way into the Battling Bishops goalie box battling for position to either shoot or pass it to Shaili Kumar. Just as she was making her final move, she was fouled in the box, and the Tigers were awarded a penalty kick.
With focus and precision, Alex Berkley found the back of the net, putting DePauw up by one with five minutes left in the game. When the game finally ended, both the crowd and the Tigers breathed a sigh of relief after such a hard-fought win.
DePauw improves 9-5-2 overall and 4-0-2 in the NCAC. The Tigers are on the road for the remainder of the regular season, playing Allegheny this Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. and then on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Kenyon College with a game-time set for 1 p.m.