Sept. 19, 2017
DePaul vs. Bradley | Sept. 20 - 3 p.m. | Wish Field | Live Stats | Live Stream | Match Notes
CHICAGO – The DePaul men’s soccer team will take a temporary break from BIG EAST play on Wednesday as the Blue Demons welcome the Bradley Braves to Wish Field for a mid-week showdown.
DePaul (3-3-1, 0-0-1) carries a three-match unbeaten streak where the Blue Demons boast a 3-1-1 record in the month of September. In its last match, DePaul posted a scoreless double-overtime draw in the Blue Demons’ BIG EAST opener against Providence.
The Blue Demons continue to be led by senior Philipp Konigstein as the Steinbach am Glan, Germany native carries the team-best in scoring and points on the season with a tally of five goals, coupled with two assists, to compile 12 points.
In their last three contests, DePaul has netted five goals and has received stellar play from its defensive backline that has been plagued with injuries all season long. Senior Quentin Low made five key saves in DePaul’s 0-0 result against Providence last Saturday to bring his season total to 21. Through seven matches, Low is averaging a 1.37 goals against average and has recorded one shutout.
Bradley is off to a 5-3 start in 2017 where the Braves carry a 1-0 record in Missouri Valley Conference play with a 1-0 victory against Loyola on Sept. 13. The Braves have won their last two matches in-a-row and have not surrendered a goal since Sept. 10. Of Bradley’s five wins, four have come by way of a shutout. Through eight matches, the Braves have doubled their opponents’ output, outscoring teams 14-7. In their last effort on the pitch, Bradley shutout Fort Wayne in a 3-0 victory on Sept. 16.
Roman Schindler has led the Braves in scoring and points this season as the forward has collected 11 points on a team-best four goals and three assists. Freshman Younes Dayekh has also been an offensive weapon for BU as the Brentwood, Calif. native has netted three goals on the season. In goal, Brandon Barnes has made 37 saves in 737 minutes of action. Barnes, who is the former goalkeeper of DePaul’s BIG EAST rival Seton Hall, averages 0.86 goals a game, allowing just seven scores in eight matches.
Wednesday’s meeting is the 10th all-time matchup between Bradley and DePaul. The Braves currently lead the all-time series 6-1-2, winning the last five out of six contests. The Blue Demons last defeated Bradley 1-0 on October 27, 1990.
First touch from Wish Field is slated for 3 p.m.