Last Saturday, women’s soccer played 110 scoreless minutes with The College of Wooster. Junior Sarah Cho was in goal for the Tigers for all those minutes and her seven saves ensured that DePauw came out of the game with at least one point. For that performance, Cho is The DePauw’s Tiger of the Week. Cho didn’t even start this season as the Tiger’s top goalkeeper. She replaced usual starter, senior Emma Cooper, midway through DePauw’s 2-2 draw with Hiram College on Sept. 20 because of an injury. In her three starts this year, Cho has allowed 1.33 goals per game and has recorded a record of 0-2-1. Cho’s offense has let her down, however, as they have not yet scored in any of her starts. Cho’s next opportunity to get that elusive first win will come this Saturday, as she and the Tigers travel to Ohio Wesleyan University for an NCAC matchup with the Battling Bishops.
The DePauw (TDP): With Emma's injury, you've seen your first significant amount of playing time while at DePauw. How has that gone for you?
Sarah Cho (SC): It was shocking at first. Now it's really exciting being able to transfer what I have been practicing all along onto the game field.
TDP: Being a goalie, how does your preparation for a game differ from that of a field player?
SC: Warm ups are different. I prepare by focusing on getting my hands warmed up to block shots. I also work on my foot skills because ball distribution is just as important as shot saving.
TDP: How badly are itching to get that first win?
SC: Hopefully this Saturday. We have so many chances to score, but an almost goal does not count for anything in soccer. We need to find the back of the net.
TDP: With five losses already, it looks like the team's only path to the NCAA tournament would be a NCAC title. How do you guys make that happen?
SC: As a team, we need to put forth our best effort and win the rest of our conference games. It starts from focusing at practice to how we perform out on the pitch. We need to keep taking risks and fight for our spot in the NCAA tournament.