Men's soccer remains perfect on the road

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Junior Tommy Hinkibien (left) and Junior EJ Moore (center) share a moment of celebration. Moore scored a crucial goal for the Tigers in one of thier weekend games against Olivet. (PHOTO COURTESY DEPAUW)

The Tigers pushed their undefeated streak to five games to start the 2015 campaign after a win and a draw against Olivet College and Kalamazoo college this past weekend. The Tigers narrowly avoided defeat against winless Olivet on Saturday thanks to some late heroics from senior Adrian Ables.

DePauw opened the scoring late in the first half when junior EJ Moore found the back of the net off of a set piece from 20 yards out. Olivet answered early in the second half with a goal of their own that tied the score at one.

With the two teams nearing the end of regulation still tied, Ables was taken down in the box, and converted on the ensuing penalty kick to give the Tigers a 2-1 win.

Junior Harrison Glover made his first start of 2015 in goal, recording three saves in the winning effort.

DePauw’s winning streak would come to a halt the next day when they earned a scoreless draw with the Hornets at Kalamazoo.

There weren’t a lack of chances for either team, however. The Hornets outshot the Tigers by a small 13-12 margin but DePauw led in shots on goal, 6-5.

Senior Chris Yount was back in net for the Tigers and recorded five saves along with his third shutout in four starts.

The Tigers return home for games against Loras College and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology before hosting Oberlin College in their North Coast Athletic Conference opener on Sept. 26.