Men's Soccer Loses Home Match
Despite a pair of second-half goals from freshman Travis Brown, the DePaul men's soccer team was unable to get their first win of the season as they lost, 5-2, to Loyola-Chicago on Monday afternoon. With the loss, the Blue Demons' record dropped to 0-9 on the year.
The Ramblers didn't waste any time as they scored the match's first goal at the 2:31 mark. C.J. Backmann knocked in the goal off a free kick pass from Adam Hitchman. Fifteen minutes later the Ramblers struck again as Matt Klacko scored on a penalty kick. Klacko tallied Loyola's third goal of the match at 34:19 on a header from Hitchman. The Ramblers ended the first half of scoring at 34:46 when Brian Contreras scored from in front of the goal.
Brown's first goal came in the 51st minute. Dimitri Rousseau lofted a pass to the left side of the goal and Brown sent it into the net from eight yards out. The freshman's second goal of the match came at 70:06 when he took a pass from Chris Greer and went around the Rambler goalkeeper for the score. The two goals were the first Brown's career and the first multi-goal match for a Blue Demon this season.
The final goal of the match came in the 86th minute when Nico Tricoci lofted a shot over DePaul goalkeeper Jash Chavero that rolled into the net.
The Blue Demons will be at home again this weekend as they take on Conference USA foe Cincinnati. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Wish Field.