Women's soccer records elusive first conference win


Thanks to a late goal by sophomore Elizabeth Seewer, the Tigers grabbed their first North Coast Athletic Conference victory this weekend as they were on the road against Ohio Wesleyan University.

The Tigers, now 3-6-2 on the season and 1-1-2 in NCAC play, travelled to Delaware, Ohio to take on the Battling Bishops from Ohio Wesleyan, who are now 1-9-2 on the season and 0-3-0 in conference.

The first goal of the game came from Ohio Wesleyan’s Sarah Stochowiak in the 23rd minute.

That lead lasted another 40 minutes until an own goal from the Battling Bishops got the Tigers right back into the game.

Seven minutes later, in the 70th minute, senior Chloe Jacob scored and broke the tie for the Tigers thanks to an assist from junior Caroline Zadina.

That goal put DePauw ahead until Ohio Wesleyan nailed a deep shot, tying it at two in the 81st minute.

With just under three and a half minutes left in regulation and the score tied, Seewer’s shot from the right side found the back of the net and would go on to be the game-winner. It was her third score of the season.

Junior goalkeeper Sarah Cho had one save and recorded her first win as DePauw’s starter.

The Tigers had 13 shots in comparison to OWU’s nine. They also led in corner kicks four to one.

The Tigers have four regular season games left, all of which will be important if they are going to make a run to the postseason.

“We really want to finish the rest of conference season with wins,” junior Alyson Marzonie said.

The stakes for the Tigers are the conference tournament and then the NCAA national tournament.

“One of our overall season goals is to make it to the second round of NCAA's,” sophomore Elizabeth Seewer said. “In order to do that we need to win some conference games so we can make it to conference play first.”

The Tiger’s next game will be at Oberlin College this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.