Men's Soccer Falls to Charlotte
CHICAGO – In the final home match of the season, the DePaul men’s soccer team lost, 2-1, to the visiting Charlotte 49ers on Sunday afternoon. With two road matches left on the schedule, the Blue Demons stand at 2-12-2 overall and 1-5-2 in Conference USA matches.
Charlotte’s Juan Munoz-Airey scored the game’s first goal in the 35th minute to give the 49ers the early lead. Munoz-Airey took a pass from David McGill and flipped it over Blue Demon keeper Jash Chavero from 15 yards out.
Eight minutes later, DePaul tied the match on a header by Chris Greer. Greer headed in a low pass from Ed Kiefer who served the ball from the right sideline. The goal for Greer moved him into fourth place all-time at DePaul with 27 career scores. The first half ended in a 1-1 tie as each team took four shots.
The second half was back-and-forth until McGill scored the game-winner at 63:47. Omar Belkhiter served the ball into the penalty box and Shane Crew headed it across to the left side of the goal where McGill headed the ball past Chavero.
The Blue Demons wrap up the regular season with a pair of road matches at TCU and Memphis. DePaul will travel to Ft. Worth to play the Horned Frogs on Nov. 8 and then move on to Memphis for a Nov. 10 match.