Preseason Report: Blue Demon Women's Soccer Preps for 2017
DePaul at Louisville (exhibition scrimmage) | Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 | Louisville, Ky.

CHICAGO - The DePaul women's soccer program will kick off the 2017 season with a road exhibition scrimmage against Louisville on August 12 at 4 p.m.  The match will provide some perception for coach Erin Chastain and her staff on their squad's strengths while giving them the opportunity to identify areas for improvement prior to the Blue Demons' first regular season match.

DePaul will enter the 2017 season as an experienced squad that lost just three starters from the 2016 season in which the Blue Demons went 10-6-3, holding a share of the BIG EAST regular season title with Marquette while posting a 7-2-0 mark. The Blue Demons dropped a 5-4 penalty kicks decision to Georgetown in the opening round of the BIG EAST tournament to end the 2016 season.

Led by All-BIG EAST standouts and seniors Alexa Ben and Lucy Edwards, DePaul will battle for the chance to make a return to the BIG EAST Championship and qualify for the NCAA tournament after narrowly missing the mark in 2016.

Louisville will prepare the Blue Demons for a challenging 2017 schedule. The Cardinals finished the 2016 season with a record of 7-7-4, going 2-5-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference play.

During the two squad's 2016 exhibition action, the Blue Demons edged Louisville 1-0 at Wish Field.

Following Sunday's match, Chastain's side will have six days to prepare for its season-opener on Friday, Aug. 18 when the Blue Demons head to the north end of Chicago where they will face Northwestern in Evanston.

DePaul remains on the road for the next five matches until the Blue Demons return to Wish Field for their home opener on Sept. 8 against Pepperdine (Calif.) at 3:00 p.m.

Season tickets are on sale now for $30 and can be purchased by contacting the DePaul Ticket Office at 773-325-7526.



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