Women’s soccer ends season with 2-1 loss to Marquette


Kierstin Riedford

DePaul midfielder Emma Costow defending the ball from a Creighton player on Oct. 21.

A season full of ups and downs came to an end for DePaul women’s soccer on Thursday as they fell to Marquette University 2-1.

The Blue Demons got on the board first in just 11 minutes from freshman forward Katie Godden for her first career goal. However, Marquette was able to bounce back and scored two later on in the first half.

The Blue Demons, in their first season under head coach Michele O’Brienas, finished with an overall record of 7-11 and conference record of 4-6.

The team opened the season at their home of Wish Field against the University of Iowa but fell to the Hawkeyes 2-1.

The Blue Demons won their first game of the season in a 1-0 victory over Oakland University on Aug. 26 before the team dominated the University of Illinois Chicago 3-0 three days later for their first win at home.

After dropping their next four games, the Blue Demons took on Eastern Illinois University at home on Oct. 18 and were victorious 3-0 in front of a packed crowd full of fans and DePaul soccer alumni.

The team lost their next couple games before winning three in a row against Villanova University, Seton Hall University and the University of Connecticut.

The team lost their next couple games before returning to Wish Field for their final two home games of the season. The Blue Demons defeated Creighton University 2-0 on Oct. 21 but fell to Providence University 1-0 after 110 minutes in the rain and cold.

Forward Morgan Turner finished the season at DePaul with 9 goals, including three in the team’s 3-2 win over Villanova on Oct. 3. In her five years at DePaul, she had 31 goals, which puts her at fourth in DePaul women’s soccer history.

The Blue Demons now look to next season and the potential of their roster with players like Godden, sophomore midfielder Beth Smyth, sophomore defender Grace Phillpotts, junior forward Kristin Boos, junior midfielder Ebba Costow and more.