DePaul Hosts Northwestern Wednesday, Travels to Butler Saturday
Oct. 10, 2017

DePaul vs. Northwestern
Oct. 11 | 3 p.m.
Wish Field | Chicago, Ill.
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DePaul at Butler
Oct. 14 | 6 p.m.
Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl | Indianapolis, Ind.
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Match Notes: DePaul
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CHICAGO – The DePaul men’s soccer team has an action-packed week as the Blue Demons square off in two matches.  On Wednesday, DePaul will welcome its crosstown rival Northwestern to Wish Field at 3 p.m. while the Blue Demons will travel southeast to Indianapolis on Saturday where they will battle BIG EAST rival Butler at 6 p.m.

The Blue Demons (4-6-1, 1-2-1 BIG EAST) are looking to bounce back after a 2-1 loss to Seton Hall on the road last weekend.  In their last three matches, DePaul has received goals from Stijn van der Slot and Zach El-Shafei.  Van der Slot landed goals in back-to-back contests against No. 16 Georgetown and Villanova while El-Shafei’s strike against Seton Hall last Saturday gave the Blue Demons a 1-0 lead.

In goal, senior captain Quentin Low continues to be the mainstay, making 37 goals in 1020 minutes of action while allowing 15 goals in 11 matches to post a 1.33 goals against average.  Senior Philipp Konigstein still leads the Blue Demons in points (12), goals (5), and shots (31).  

Northwestern (3-9, 0-5 BIG 10) snapped a three-match losing streak on Monday as the Wildcats captured their third win of 2017 with a 3-2 showing against Western Illinois.  In the contest, Northwestern carried a 3-0 lead at the half, receiving goals from Drew Viscomi, Elo Ozumba, and Camden Buescher, and held on for the win.  

The Wildcats have scored on 10 occasions this season where Sean Lynch leads the way with two goals and six points, including two assists.  Eight other Wildcats have found the back of the net in their 12 contests.  NU has used the “goalkeeper by committee” mentality this season as Robbie White, Miha Miskovic, and Francisco Tomasino have all logged time between the posts for the Wildcats.  As a group, the trio has collared 52 saves while allowing 24 goals to post a 1.98 goals against average.

Northwestern leads the all-time series with DePaul 16-11-1.  In the two squads’ last meeting on Sept. 21, 2016, DePaul defeated the Wildcats 2-1 in Evanston.

Butler enters Saturday’s match with a 7-3 record, coming off a 3-0 loss at No. 10 Georgetown last Friday. Prior to meeting with DePaul this weekend, Butler will meet SIU-Edwardsville on Tuesday.

Through 10 matches, Butler is led by Brandon Guhl in goals (7) and points (16).  Six others Bulldogs have also scored as Lewis Suddick is the only other multi-goal scorer for Butler, tallying three in 2017.  Goalkeeper Eric Dick carries a 7-2 record on the year, allowing just 10 goals while making 40 saves.  For his effort, Dick has four shutouts.

DePaul defeated Butler in a 1-0 overtime victory at Wish Field in the two squads’ last meeting on Oct. 26, 2016.



The Last Meeting
September 21, 2016
Evanston, Ill.
Megally Leads Men's Soccer Past Northwestern 2-1
These Blue Demons certainly maintained their early momentum Wednesday night at Martin Stadium in Evanston.

The Last Meeting
October 26, 2016
Wish Field
DePaul Tops No. 15 Butler 1-0 on El-Shafei's Golden Goal
When his opportunity arrived on Wednesday, Zach El-Shafei was ready to turn a cold, rainy, dreary day into a sun-kissed moment.

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