DePaul Set for Crucial Conference Weekend
Oct. 11, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. – Coming off a big 1-0 shutout over visiting Seton Hall on Sunday at Wish Field, the DePaul women’s soccer team takes to the road this weekend for two crucial BIG EAST Conference matches. The Blue Demons first head to Villanova for a 2 p.m. CT match on Friday. DePaul is then set to take on No. 11 Georgetown on Sunday at noon.
Last Sunday, the Blue Demons (8-7-1, 3-4 BIG EAST) battled Seton Hall in Lincoln Park and shut down the Pirate offense. With less than six minutes remaining in the then-scoreless match, DePaul freshman Elise Wyatt found the back of the net. With goalkeeper Megan Pyrz initializing the counterattack, defender Rachel Pitman sent in a well-placed service that Wyatt buried for her second game-winner of the season.
The Blue Demons’ first test this weekend is Villanova. The Wildcats sit just above DePaul in the conference standings as they hold a 4-3 record in league action. The two squads boast similar statistics, each having scored eight goals in conference while allowing seven. Villanova is currently led by leading goal-scorer Victoria Gersh who has notched four goals this season and leading point-getter Heidi Sabatura who has registered 13 points on the year.
DePaul’s second matchup of the weekend takes place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday at noon. Georgetown is currently ranked No. 11 in the nation after compiling a 12-1-2 record overall this season. In conference, the Hoyas hold a 6-0-1 mark. Last time out, Georgetown finished in a 1-1, double-overtime tie at Louisville.
DePaul hopes to contain the Hoya offense on Sunday as it has netted a league-high 41 goals this year, 24 of which have come in conference.
Fans can follow along live on GameTracker for both matches.