Friars Shut Out Blue Demons on Monday Afternoon
Oct. 1, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Despite outshooting the opposition 7-1 in the second half, the DePaul women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 contest to Providence on Monday afternoon in Rhode Island. The loss moves the Blue Demons to 7-6-1 overall and 2-3 in the BIG EAST while the Friars improve to 8-5-1 and 3-3 in league action.
After the match was postponed from Sunday due to inclement weather, the two squads played a tight contest.
A scoreless first half saw Providence with the slight edge, 6-5, in shots with PC's Jessica Goudreault making one save. DePaul's freshman goalkeeper Alejandria Godinez got the start in net--her second--and finished with two saves in the first half to preserve the shutout for the time being.
The second half was the decisive one for both teams. The Blue Demons significantly outshot the Friars in the frame, holding a 7-1 advantage. It was that one shot for Providence, however, that made the difference in the match.
The 73rd minute saw Friar substitute Lauren Elia collect a cross from Alyssa Martino on the left side and volley it into the back of the Blue Demon net. The goal put Providence up 1-0 and made for Godinez's only blemish on the afternoon.
For the remainder of the match, Goudreault tallied three more saves to stymie the Blue Demon offense and send DePaul to its third BIG EAST loss of the season.
The Blue Demons look to rebound on Friday when they return home to Wish Field to continue BIG EAST play. DePaul welcomes Rutgers to Lincoln Park for a noon contest on Friday before it hosts Seton Hall on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.
Notes: Natasa Radosavljevic led the Blue Demons in shots with four...Amber Paul and Brianna Ryce each notched two shots... two yellow cards were issued in the match, one to DePaul and one to Providence...Sarah Gorden, Kylie Nordness, and Rachel Pitman each played the full 90...DePaul still leads the all-time series with Providence, 4-3.