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CHICAGO - DePaul takes on Toledo at 4 p.m. at Wish Field. The men's team opens the Friday doubleheader with a 1 p.m. match against Drake.
CHICAGO – The DePaul women’s soccer team takes on the Toledo Rockets on Friday afternoon at Wish Field. The Blue Demons stand at 1-1-0 while Toledo enters the game at 0-0-2. Kickoff is set for and is the second half of a DePaul soccer extravaganza as the men’s team takes on Drake at The Blue Demons finish the weekend with a road match at IowaState
Looking at the Blue Demons
The Blue Demons opened the season with a pair of road matches at Nebraska and UW-GreenBay. Last Friday at Nebraska, the club lost a tough 1-0 match to the No. 12 Cornhuskers. Despite coming up on the short end of the scoreboard, DePaul outshot Nebraska, 21-17, and controlled the entire second half of the match.
The Blue Demons redeemed themselves on Sunday at UW-GreenBay with a 4-0 victory over the Phoenix. Sophomore Julianne Sitch led the way with a pair of goals and an assist. Sophomore Erin Walter and freshman Lea Hill also found the back of the net for their first collegiate goals. On Hill’s goal, she teamed up with fellow freshman Kelly DeBaene for the score and Walter was assisted by Sitch. In addition to making five saves, Blue Demon goalkeeper Lindsey Deason earned an assist as she set up Sitch off a free kick for the match’s first goal.
Checking Out the Opponents
University of Toledo – The Toledo Rockets come to Chicago looking for their first win of the season. At 0-0-2, they have dropped an overtime match to Cincinnati, 2-1, and a 4-0 decision to George Washington. Melissa Lesage leads the club with the only goal of the season while the team has been outshot by opponents, 19-13. Head coach Brad Evans is in his third season at Toledo.
Iowa State University – The Iowa State Cyclones are the second Big 12 opponent of the season for DePaul. They stand at 2-0-0 following wins last weekend over Arizona and WeberState. The knocked off the Wildcats, 2-1, and WeberState, 1-0, in the Arizona Invitational in Tucson. Amy Flores leads the team with two goals. Head coach Rebecca Hornbacher is in her second season with the Cyclones.
Here’s a look at DePaul’s record against each of the Division I conferences in 2003:
America East: --
Atlantic Sun: --
Atlantic 10: --
Big East: --
Big Sky: --
Big South: --
Big Ten: --
Big 12: 0-1-0
Big West: --
Conference USA: --
Metro Atlantic: --
Mountain West: --
Pacific 10: --
Sun Belt: --
West Coast: --
The Blue Demons are on the road next weekend as the travel to Northern Iowa and Northwestern. Next Friday, the club plays at Northern Iowa and then has an match at Northwestern on Sept. 14.
Following the weekend on the road, the Blue Demons return to Wish Field for matches with Houston on Sept. 19 and TCU on Sept. 21.
Mark Your Calender
The weekend the Blue Demons host Houston and TCU is Family Weekend. An event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 20. Contact the DePaul Soccer office at (773) 325-2075