Blue Demons and Bulls Finish Even at 2-2
CHICAGO - In their first Conference USA match of the season, DePaul and South Florida battled to a 2-2 tie for 120 minutes. The scoring started early as both teams found the net within the first two minutes of the match. With the tie, DePaul stands at 5-1-1 on the season while South Florida goes to 2-1-2.
DePaul's Kelly Kammer started the game a score at 0:54 to give the Blue Demons the early lead. Kammer got the ball past South Florida goalkeeper, Breck Bankester, after a scramble in front of the net.
However, the lead didn't last long as USF's Rachel Thjomoe matched Kammer with a score of her own at 1:51. From that point, the match settled down as did the weather with the rain holding off for the remainder of the game.
After going into halftime in a 1-1 tie, Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman scored her third goal of the season for DePaul. She found the net from 25 yards in the 47th minute to put the Blue Demons back on top. Christy Young fed Dotson-Newman who spun and launched the shot from the right sideline.
The score would stay that way until Jen Stahl found herself open in front of the net and put the ball past Blue Demon keeper Lindsey Deason in the 72nd minute. Both teams went back and forth with opportunities, but the score stayed at 2-2 at the end of regulation.
In the two extra periods both teams had chances as the Blue Demons hit the crossbar and the Bulls made a late charge.
Up next for DePaul is UAB on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Wish Field. Following the women's match, the DePual men's team will host Louisville. South Florida remains on the road as they travel to Cincinnati for a Sunday afternoon match with the Bearcats.