DePaul Travels To Eastern Illinois For Rescheduled Match
CHICAGO - Originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14, the DePaul Blue Demons and Eastern Illinois Panthers will play on Tuesday afternoon in Charleston. Kickoff for the Blue Demons first road match is set for 4 p.m. at Lakeside Field. DePaul enters match undefeated at 5-0 while Eastern Illinois is 3-1.
Recapping the Weekend
Katie Hawkins broke the scoreless tie 14 seconds into the second half on a 30-yard shot. After the Blue Demons kicked off the period, Hawkins launched a shot from the right sideline that skidded past Mastodon goalkeeper Lindsay Moskwinski. For Hawkins, it was her first goal of the season.
At 59:52, freshman Jen Kastner found the net for the first time in her collegiate career on a shot very similar to Hawkins. Colleen Ahearn passed the ball to Kastner on the left sideline and the freshman knocked it in from 30 yards out.
DePaul's final score of the match came with 18 seconds remaining on the clock as Christy Young beat an IPFW defender and fired it into the goal from about 15 yards away.
Blue Demon goalkeeper Lindsey Deason collected her third shutout of the season with three saves. She also faced a penalty shot that went wide right. On the season, Deason has not allowed a goal on two penalty kicks and allowed just two scores in five matches.
A Quick Look at Eastern Illinois
Beth Leisen leads six players that have scored with five goals. As a team, the Panthers have 10 scores while allowing five goals by the opponents.
A year ago, the Blue Demons fell, 2-1, to the Panthers at Wish Field. Eastern Illinois leads the all-time series, 3-0.
Conference USA Players of the Week
Dotson-Newman earned league honors after scoring a goal in the 3-1 win over Valparaiso and assisting on two scores in the 3-0 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay. For the season, the junior college transfer has scored twice to go with the two assists.
Young was the offensive player of the week after scoring twice and adding an assist in DePaul's first two wins of the season over Indiana State and Western Illinois. She has five goals and an assist in the five 2001 matches.