Women's Soccer Goes on the Road
CHICAGO – With two of the final four regular season matches against Conference USA opponents, the Blue Demons are looking to make a push for the league tourney in November. On Friday, DePaul play a non-conference game at Valparaiso before traveling to East Carolina for a Sunday afternoon C-USA matchup. Internet audio will be available the Valparaiso match.
Live Audio Available on Friday
Click here for live audio coverage of the women’s match at Valparaiso on Friday. Just click on the “WebCast” link to get the broadcast of the match. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Looking at the Blue Demons
Updating the Recordbook
In the 5-0 win on Sept. 1 at IPFW, the Blue Demons tallied their largest margin of victory in the program's seven-year history. The previous high was a 4-0 win on Oct. 27, 1999 against Loyola-Chicago. The five scores also set a single-game record for the women's soccer program. The Blue Demons tied the previous record on Sept. 13 with the 4-0 victory against Drury.
Senior forward Christy Young inched her way closer to the top spot on the career leaders chart with an assist against Idaho on Sept. 15. The Ft. Wayne, Ind., native tied Jeannette Croce (1997-00) with her 35th career point on the assist. Young, who holds the top spot with eight assists, has totaled 35 points and 13 goals. Her 13 scores also rank second to Croce on the career goal chart.
In just 15 collegiate matches, Julianne Sitch has already established herself in DePaul's seven-year old recordbook. Sitch is in the top five in career points and goals and in the top 10 in career assists. On the single-season chart, she set the new scoring record with her seventh goal and third assist of the season for 17 points. She topped the record set by Maria Martinez in 1997 with 15 points.
DePaul's five-match win streak in September equaled the program-best mark set at the beginning of last season.
Individually, freshman Julianne Sitch is among league leaders in various categories. She is ranked in the top 10 in C-USA in shots, shots per game, points, points per game, goals, goals per game and game-winning goals. Teammate Krissy Seberhagen is tied with Sitch in the game-winners category. Lindsey Deason is tied for fourth with three shutouts.
Looking at the Weekend Opponents
East Carolina Pirates – The Pirates stand at 8-4-3 overall and 4-2-2 in C-USA action... they host Marquette on Friday afternoon… East Carolina has lost just once in their last seven matches, posting a 5-1-1 record over that span… Meghan McCallion leads the team with 24 points on nine goals and six assists while Amanda Duffy has 20 points on eight goals and four assists… head coach Rob Donnenwirth is in his fourth season at East Carolina… East Carolina is located in Greenville, N.C.... the series: the Pirates won the only meeting between the two programs with a 2-0 win last season in Chicago.
Last Time Out – Cincinnati 2, DePaul 0
In the ninth minute of the match, Cincinnati’s Tasha Wagner drove down the right side of the penalty and fired a shot high into the left corner past DePaul keeper Lindsey Deason. Lisa Stephens and Tiana Oliver were credited with assists after working the ball around and finding Wagner. The score remained at 1-0 until the Bearcats struck again just over seven minutes into the second stanza. Off a quick start on a corner kick, Wagner fed Oliver who took two dribbles into the box and found the back of the net. Wagner’s goal was the last of the match at 52:26.
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