DePaul and Marshall Battle to a Scoreless Tie
CINCINNATI – For the second time in a week, the DePaul men's soccer team played their opponent to a scoreless tie. On Wednesday night at Illinois-Chicago, DePaul held the Flames without a goal while on Sunday afternoon they kept Marshall at bay with no scores. However, the Blue Demons were also unable to find the net despite taking 20 shots in their final match of the Marriott Kingsgate Xavier Challenge.
DePaul (1-2-2) came up with a pair of overtime opportunities by Alex Mangan and Julian Chill. In the first extra period, a header by Mangan hit the crossbar and bounced down towards the goal line. Marshall cleared the ball and prevented the Blue Demons the game-winner.
The second overtime period saw another chance for the Blue Demons as Chill hit the post on one of DePaul's six overtime shots. DePaul outshot Marshall (1-2-1), 20-14, in the match.
Sophomore goalkeeper Brian Visser registered his second shutout of the week and season with seven saves. The seven saves were a season-high for the Blue Demon keeper and just one short of his career best. His counterpart, Greg Terhune finished the afternoon with four stops for the Thundering Herd.
DePaul opens BIG EAST Conference action next weekend with road matches at Marquette and Notre Dame. The Blue Demons and Golden Eagles tangle in Milwaukee on Friday night at 7 p.m. followed by a Sunday afternoon game in South Bend against the Fighting Irish.
Match Notes: In 21 career matches, goalkeeper Brian Visser has totaled five shutouts… prior to this week, DePaul has just one 0-0 tie since the start of the 2001 season (98 matches)… the 20 shots against the Thundering Herd were a season high.