The DePauw University Women’s soccer teams beat Anderson College 3-0 in an exhibition match Saturday.
The game was played a bit differently from a regular game. Instead of two 45 minute halves, the game was broken into three 30-minute periods as opposed to two halves.
Although the game had an altered format, DePauw Head Coach Megan McCormick acknowledged how well her team was able to execute their game-plan.
“It was a little disjointed and there was not as much rhythm as you would expect to have in a regular 90-minute game, but overall we played really well,” she said.
Despite the effects of the unusual format, McCormick knows how valuable these scrimmages are, as they are the only opportunity to even attempt to play in a competitive game before the season starts. Now with less than a week until their season opener, McCormick has to take what she saw in the scrimmage to solidify a clearer picture of the starting lineup.
“We’re trying to fit all of the puzzle pieces into the right spots, and see who’s going to play well in what system next to what players,” McCormick said. “There were a lot of really good things that came out of this scrimmage.”
The Tigers are looking to improve upon their 12-7-2 record they had last season, but have a tough first few games.
“We open with a couple of really tough opponents in Piedmont and John Carroll, both well respected teams. And then following that we’re up against Capital and Rose-Hulman. So, for us, going into those first three or four games, we’ve got to get a couple of wins,” McCormick said.
The Tigers' season opener will be this Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m against Piedmont College. The game will be played in Danville, Kentucky.