Women's Soccer Falls To South Florida
The DePaul women's soccer team dropped its second consecutive Conference USA match on Sunday, October 1, as they lost, 2-0, against South Florida. The Blue Demons also lost by the same score on Friday, September 29 to Charlotte. With the loss, DePaul record went to 3-8 overall and 2-4 in the conference while South Florida improved to 4-5-1 and 3-2-1 in league play.
Despite being outshot 18-8, the Blue Demons had some chances to put a goal in the net early in the match. Autumn Laidler just missed two goals within the first 15 minutes as a header went wide right and a second shot hit the crossbar. Christy Young had a breakaway opportunity, but South Florida goalkeeper Valerie Wetzel made the save.
The match stayed even until right before the end of the first half when Siri Nordby collected a rebound off DePaul goalkeeper Marisa Czapka and scored the match's first goal. Nordby's goal came with just 33 seconds left in the first half.
The Bulls added a second goal at 56:59 when Aleia Long knocked in a shot from Nordby in front of the DePaul net. Nordby was credited with an assist on the goal.
The Blue Demons' next match will be October 10 when they travel to Valparaiso. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.