Men's Soccer Tops Memphis
CHICAGO - Playing in their first home match of the season, the DePaul men's soccer team knocked off Memphis, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon. Tim Blake's first career goal in 58th minute proved to be the game-winner as DePaul improved to 3-5-2 overall and 1-2-0 in Conference USA play. Memphis dropped to 6-3-1 overall and 1-3-0 in league action.
DePaul got on the scoreboard first as Jonathan Foley knocked in his second goal of the season. Luke Rojo tapped it over to Foley and he fired a shot from the top of the penalty box that sliced through the Memphis defense and past keeper Clark Talley at 17:12.
The Tigers answered on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute on a penalty kick. Matt Bryant knotted the match at 1-1 as he put the ball past DePaul keeper Michael Timlin at 41:49.
After halftime, the Blue Demons put on the pressure and found the net in the 58th minute. Adam Hermsen took the ball to the corner and fed Foley. The ball squirted over to Blake who sent it home from just in front of the net.
Blake's goal proved to be the game-winner as the DePaul defense fought off some late threats by Memphis. Timlin was credited with a pair of saves while the Blue Demons outshot the Tigers, 13-11.
DePaul will be off until Oct. 13 when they host the Mastodons of IPFW. Kickoff at Wish Field is scheduled for 2 p.m.