Women's soccer remains at .500 with weekend split


It was another weekend of mixed results for DePauw, as the team moved to 3-3 on the season.

In Friday’s game against Transylvania, the Tigers defense helped propel the program for its second win of the season. After neither team could score in the first half, junior forward Elizabeth Seeward netted her third goal of the season to put DePauw up 1-0 early in the second half, which would end up being the final score.

Junior goalie Riley Riordan recorded two saves in what would be her first shutout of the season.

Offensively, the Tigers tallied eight total shots, six of which were on goal.

“While we didn’t put many of the chances we created away, we maintained the lion’s share of possession, defended well collectively, and remained poised in what turned into a very physical game,” said head coach Megan McCormick.

Sunday’s game would be a different story, as the Tigers let their early lead slip away against Centre, a program that stands undefeated at 5-0.

Sophomore forward Bridget Brendza put DePauw up 1-0 with a goal a little more than 10 minutes into the game. But by the end of the half, Centre had tied it at one, and would add three more goals in the second half as they went on to win 4-1.

“To be tied 1-1 to a team that is not only undefeated but ranked… 13th in the nation… (I think) we had a solid first half,” said senior forward Stephanie Martin. “We allowed them to take advantage of their strengths (during the second half), which turned out to be our weaknesses.”

Centre dominated on offense throughout the game, as the Colonels got off eight shots on goal, while DePauw only managed two.

The Tigers return home this weekend to take on Loras and Oberlin, the latter which will be their second conference game of the season.