Women's Soccer Takes On Drury and Saint Louis
CHICAGO – The DePaul women’s soccer travels to Drury University and Saint Louis for their final road trip of the regular season. The Blue Demons enter this weekend’s action at 5-10-1 overall and 0-7-1 in Conference USA play.
A Quick Look at the Blue Demons
Junior forward Christy Young leads the team with 12 points on five goals and two assists. She is followed by Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman with four goals and two assists. Colleen Ahearn and Kelly Kammer have scored three goals apiece through 16 matches. Courtney Hannel leads the team with three assists this season.
Checking Out the Opponents
The Saint Louis Billikens play on Friday at Marquette before hosting DePaul on Sunday afternoon. Saint Louis is 6-7-1 overall and 3-4-1 in C-USA action prior to the Marquette match. Their last two matches against East Carolina and Charlotte went to overtime with a tie against the 49ers and loss against the Pirates.
Midfielder Kelly Kammer suffered strained ligaments and a torn meniscus in her knee and is out 4 - 6 weeks. Christy Young suffered a concussion two weeks ago and is going to be held out of this weekend’s games at Drury and Saint Louis.
Additionally, Jen Bechtold and Erin Davren are unlikely to play this weekend. Davren suffered has a deep bruise and Bechtold has a strained quad and is day-to-day.
Last Time Out - Cincinnati 1, DePaul 0
Cincinnati had a number of scoring opportunities as they outshot the Blue Demons, 20-0. The game-winner came at 85:52 when Kelly Rigsbee took a pass from Marie Strelka and beat DePaul goalkeeper Lindsey Deason.
Dotson-Newman earned league honors after scoring a goal in the 3-1 win over Valparaiso and assisting on two scores in the 3-0 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay. For the season, the junior college transfer has scored twice to go with the two assists.
Young was the offensive player of the week after scoring twice and adding an assist in DePaul's first two wins of the season over Indiana State and Western Illinois. She has five goals and an assist in the five 2001 matches.
In addition to the league honors, senior Katie Hawkins was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week for Sept. 10-16. She earned the honor after coming off the bench and scoring against IPFW.
Looking at Next Week