Women's Soccer Comes Up Short At Loyola
CHICAGO (September 6) - In a closely contested game at Loyola Wednesday night, the DePaul women's soccer team lost, 3-1, despite a number of offensive opportunities on the Ramblers' net. The Blue Demons had chances throughout the game that either just missed the post or were deflected by Loyola goalkeeper Katie Roland.
The Ramblers scored first midway through the first half on a 25-yarder from Erica Butler. The first half ended with the 1-0 score. After Loyola's second goal to make the game 2-0, DePaul freshman Courtney Hannel scored her second goal of the year. Hannel launched a shot from the right side that made it over Roland's head and into the net with just under 10 minutes remaining in the match.
The Blue Demons threatened the Rambler net late in the game, but were unable to score. Loyola made the score 3-1 on a goal by Julie Krol with 14 seconds left in the game.
Despite the loss, DePaul head coach John Wilson was pleased with his team's effort.
"We continue to play better each game," said Wilson. "We peppered their goal. The shots will start going in for us. I am very proud of this team's intensity and improvement throughout the game and season thus far."
Up next for the Blue Demons will be Wisconsin-Green Bay on Friday night. The match with the Phoenix is scheduled for 7 p.m. kickoff. The next home match will be September 15 against Cincinnati at 4 p.m. Selected fans at Wish Field will receive a 2000 DePaul women's soccer magnet schedule.