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Short-handed offense dooms DePaul men’s soccer season

Short-handed offense dooms DePaul men’s soccer season

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

It was an up-and-down season for the men’s soccer team. Head coach Mark Plotkin’s squad couldn’t find a groove, and even with flashes of positive things to come, injuries and lack of offense held the Blue Demons back this season. DePaul finished their 2019 campaign with a record of 5-9-3 while g...

62nd minute goal ends men’s soccer season against rival Marquette

62nd minute goal ends men’s soccer season against rival Marquette

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The last game of the season usually has big implications for teams, and when that last game is coming before the postseason, it can mean different things for the two opponents. That was true for the men’s soccer team and their rival opponent Marquette on Wednesday. When the Golden Eagles traveled...

DePaul defeats Marquette 4-0, secures Big East Tournament berth

DePaul defeats Marquette 4-0, secures Big East Tournament berth

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2019

After record setting snow on Halloween in Chicago, Wish Field was ready to be played on almost 24 hours later. DePaul was originally scheduled to play Marquette on Halloween but due to inclement weather, specifically 30 mph winds and four inches of snow, the game was rescheduled for Friday, November 1. The ...

DePaul men’s soccer can’t capitalize, falls to Xavier 1-0 at Wish Field

DePaul men’s soccer can’t capitalize, falls to Xavier 1-0 at Wish Field

Ernesto Hernandez, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2019

On a rainy, dreary day at Wish Field, DePaul (5-7-3) suffered a blow to their postseason hopes by falling 1-0 to Xavier (6-6-1).  The only goal of the day was scored in the second half by Xavier’s Karsen Henderlong following a mistake by DePaul’s Max de Bruijne. The Blue Demons came into this m...

Men’s soccer rolls past Providence on alumni day

Men’s soccer rolls past Providence on alumni day

Alec Farley, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2019

Sophomore forward Jake Fuderer scored on a free kick and sophomore Yousseff Ramadan put the game away with a goal of his own with two minutes to go to put the Blue Demons (5-5-3) ahead of Providence (8-5) in a Big East contest on Saturday at Wish Field.  Coming into the game Saturday, DePaul hadn...

Brotherhood helps solidify Blue Demons’ defense

Brotherhood helps solidify Blue Demons’ defense

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

Oftentimes, a team loves to advertise its brotherhood. Their closeness on and off the field is instrumental to any success they want to have. Now, an actual, biological brotherhood? That tends to be rarefied air at the collegiate level. The men’s soccer team has exactly that. Timmy and Dan Iscra are...

DePaul men’s soccer falls to Georgetown offense, settles for draw

DePaul men’s soccer falls to Georgetown offense, settles for draw

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 5, 2019

DePaul men’s soccer had the opportunity to pull off something special in front of their home fans on Friday, defeating No. 5 ranked Georgetown. Instead, the Blue Demons had to settle for a 0-0 draw after 110 minutes of action at Wish Field.  With the Hoyas sitting atop the Big East standings entering this...

“Red Line rivalry” highlights soccer attendance issue

“Red Line rivalry” highlights soccer attendance issue

Nicholas Moreano, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

Under the lights at Loyola Soccer Park on Friday, Sept. 13, the DePaul men’s soccer team awaited for the whistle to blow to start the game against Loyola-Chicago. As the Blue Demons stood with anticipation to begin another edition of the “Red Line Rivalry,” hundreds of fans in maroon and gold cheer...

Blue Demons searching for identity heading into Big East play

Blue Demons searching for identity heading into Big East play

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 23, 2019

The men’s soccer team has reached a midpoint in their season. It’s a real “prove it” time for the Blue Demons as they are moving further into the season and putting the non-conference schedule in the rearview. Looking into the mirror and assessing where they stand is critical for head coach Mark...

DePaul men’s soccer settles for 0-0 against Villanova

DePaul men’s soccer settles for 0-0 against Villanova

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 21, 2019

Entering year two in Big East play under head coach Mark Plotkin, DePaul looked to begin conference play the same way they did last season: picking up all three points. Instead, the Blue Demons and the Wildcats were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw after 110 minutes of action at Wish Field on Friday....

History, respect defines rivalry between DePaul and Loyola

History, respect defines rivalry between DePaul and Loyola

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 16, 2019

DePaul and Loyola-Chicago met 36 times coming into their matchup Friday night at Hoyne Field, with the Ramblers leading the all-time series 18-13-5. Even though the matchup has favored Loyola in recent seasons, winning four out of the last six meetings, the Blue Demons still treat this rivalry as on...

Men’s soccer late comeback attempt comes up short at Loyola

Men’s soccer late comeback attempt comes up short at Loyola

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

DePaul (3-2-0) traveled north to face Loyola-Chicago (3-2-0) on Friday night in another installment of the Chicago rivalry. As the temperature dropped and the game got longer, Loyola’s offense became too much to handle. The Blue Demons failed to pull themselves out of a 3-0 hole, ultimately falling ...

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