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Men’s and women’s soccer end tough seasons

Shane Rene and Garret Neal

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A 1-0 win against St. John’s on Oct. 26 punched DePaul’s ticket into the Big East tournament for the third season in a row. On Wednesday, DePaul took on Providence in the first round.

The game went through the first half scoreless with the Demon’s holding a 4-3 shot advantage.  Providence would end the scoring drought in the minute 78, capitalizing on a DePaul defensive error. The Friars’ Amber Birchwell intercepted an attempted clear and hit one to teammate Hannah McNulty in the middle of the box.  McNulty tapped in the goal past a diving save attempt from Lauren Frasca.

It looked like that goal could be the deciding one, but DePaul’s Madeline Frick game up huge with the equalizer in the final minute.  Given a free kick from 25 yards out, Frick sent a line drive to the upper right corner to send the game into overtime.

Two overtime periods were not enough to determine a winner, so it came down to penalty kicks.  There, DePaul would fall 4-1 and be bounced from the tournament.

Franny Cerny lead the team with 22 points on the season, featuring ten goals on 28 shots on goal.  Alexa Ben came next with 15 points and seven goals.  Ben will end her illustrious DePaul career with 27 goals, fourth most in program history.  Madeline Frick lead the team in assists with five.

The DePaulia was unable to schedule interviews with the women’s soccer team due to new NCAA regulations that grants players a mandatory seven days off immediatley following the final competative match of the season.

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