Blue Demons Fall To South Florida
The DePaul men's soccer team failed to hold on to a 2-0 first-half lead as they lost to the visiting South Florida Bulls, 4-2. The Blue Demons held a 2-1 advantage at halftime, but two goals by Greg Krauss and a goal by Jason Cudjoe in the second half was too much.
The Blue Demons took the early lead in the 11th minute as Ed Kiefer scored his second goal of the season off a pass from Shane Hudson. Hudson dribbled down the left side of the field and hit Kiefer with a pass 10 yards in front of the net. For Hudson, it was his fourth assist of the year.
At 33:28, Hudson gave the Blue Demons a 2-0 lead with his third goal of the year off a free kick from Travis Brown. Hudson headed the ball from the left side of the goal off the free kick from Brown.
From that point, South Florida's Krauss took over. He scored the Bulls' first goal of the match in the 33rd minute. After Jason Cudjoe tied the match at 2-2 at 59:33, Krauss added the final two goals of the match. Krauss' second goal of the match came in the 78th minute as he scored the game-winner off a throw in from Paul Scrivens. The final goal of the match came in the 83rd minute when Krauss beat DePaul goalkeeper Jash Chavero.
With the loss, the Blue Demons stayed winless at 0-15 overall and 0-7 in the conference
while South Florida improved to 2-4 in the league and 9-8 overall with the win. The final two
matches of the year for the Blue Demons will be at Wish Field as they host Valparaiso on Friday,
October 27 and Marquette on November 1.