The DePauw University men’s soccer team traveled to St. Louis last Friday to take on the Washington University Bears. The teams’ last meeting was in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015 where the Tigers bested the Bears in penalty kicks.
Friday’s matchup didn’t go the same way.
Wash U defeated the Tigers by a score of 3-0. DePauw went down early with a goal in the 13th minute but fought hard to keep the deficit at one by half time. After the half, the floodgates opened for the Bears, as WashU’s Ryan Sproule scored two goals within four minutes.
Coach Hauter looks to improve on some key aspects going into their next game.
“We put ourselves in a hole early and that's tough to do against a solid team. We had a great chance to equalize late and missed it. There were two set pieces in the second half that sealed our fate, but saw some good things and some things we can fix,” said Hauter. “We need to clean up set pieces and tighten things up in the back…then we will be in a great position going into Wednesday.”
The Tigers travel to Indy on Wednesday to take on Franklin at the home of the Indy Eleven, Carroll Stadium, at 3:30 p.m. The match is in partnership with Indy Eleven who takes on North Carolina FC after the match at 7:00 p.m.