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DePaul Drops First Match of the Season at Eastern Illinois, 4-0

Charleston, Ill. - Put together playing on the road for the first time this season and a downpour throughout the match, and it equals the first loss of the season for the Blue Demons. The Blue Demons lost, 4-0, to the Panthers, but three of those goals came late in the match as DePaul was pressing to even the score. With the defeat the Blue Demons drop to 5-1 heading into Conference USA play this weekend.

Eastern Illinois' first goal came at 17:56 on a 15-yarder by Beth Liesen who finished the match with two goals and an assist. The score would stay that way until the 83rd minute on a Teri LaRoche score. The Panthers added two more in the final four minutes of the game for the 4-0 advantage.

DePaul had opportunities as they outshot Eastern Illinois, 11-6, in the first half. Blue Demon goalkeeper Lindsey Deason tallied four saves in the defeat.

Schedule Note
The Blue Demons return to Conference USA action this weekend when they host South Florida and UAB at Wish Field. The Bulls come to Chicago for a 4 p.m. kickoff on Friday. The Sunday match will be part of a C-USA doubleheader with the DePaul men's team. The Sunday schedule has been rearranged with the women playing UAB at 10 a.m. followed by the men against Louisville at 1 p.m.

The original schedule had the men playing at noon and the women at 2:30. With the recent events in the nation, UAB had to rearrange travel plans and therefore the women's game was moved to an earlier time.