Women's soccer bounces back with dominant win over Hiram


DePauw University defender Jen Dimos kicks the ball upfield towards Hiram College’s goal in Greencastle, Ind. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.

Coming off a tough 2-0 loss to Illnois Wesleyan last Wednesday, women’s soccer improved to 3-0 in NCAC play this past weekend with a dominant 3-0 win over visiting Hiram College. The win has the Tigers (6-5-1) tied with Denison for first place in conference.  

“It is really encouraging to be undefeated in conference play,” said junior defender Jennifer Dimos. “It shows that if we continue to put in the work, we will see the outcome we are hoping for.”

The loss adds to the struggle for the Terriers, dropping their record to 4-9 and 0-3 in conference play.

Junior forward Elizabeth Seewer got the Tigers on the scoreboard early with a goal in the 12th minute of play. Senior midfielder Megann Lear got the assist on a beautiful ball played through for Seewer to finish with a one-on-one with a goalkeeper for her fourth goal of the season.

The Tigers would see the back of the net right before halftime with a goal from Kathryn Ruark in the 41st minute. This was the sophomore forward’s first career goal for DePauw.

The match’s third and final goal came from Dimos in the 80th minute of play, which marked her first goal since her freshman year for the Tigers.

Head coach Megan McCormick was impressed with the women’s efforts on Saturday.

“Overall, I think we played well," said McCormick. "We had a pretty good idea of what to expect going into the match and how we wanted to play against them. We did well to stick to our game plan and created a fair number of dangerous scoring opportunities. Collectively there was a good overall consistency to the way we played for 90 minutes.”

Junior goalie Riley Riordan got the shut out and came up with four saves on Saturday.

“I give full credit to my teammates,” said Riordan. “My back line made my job easy this weekend, so while I stepped up the one or two times the game called for it, I hand that shutout to my back line and teammates in front of me on the field.”

Seniors Sarah Cho, Meredith Schoenfeld, Stephanie Martin, Alyson Marzonie, Caroline Maloney, Caroline Zadina and Lear were honored prior to the match.

The Tigers will next take the field against Ohio Wesleyan at home on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.