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Big East announces COVID-19 task force, geographical divisions for soccer and volleyball

DePaul's Jacob Seeto defending a Marquette forward during a 1-0 loss at Wish Field on Nov. 16, 2019.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 8, 2020

In an effort to bring back college sports in time for the fall, the Big East put together a plan that gives the conference a better chance of having fall sports. On Monday, the conference announced that they are forming a COVID-19 task force, with DePaul women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno bei...

Short-handed offense dooms DePaul men’s soccer season

DePaul senior defender Max De Bruijne walks off the field after losing 1-0 to Marquette on Wednesday at Wish Field.

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

DePaul's Jacob Seeto defending a Marquette forward during a 1-0 loss at Wish Field on Nov. 16, 2019.

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

The DePaul women's soccer team celebrates after scoring a goal against Marquette on Friday at Wish Field.

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

Sophomore forward Jake Fuderer takes a breath against Xavier on Saturday.

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

ePaul sophomore forward Jake Fuderer scores from a free kick in the second half of a 2-0 win against Providence on Saturday at Wish Field.

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

DePaul freshman defender Dan Iscra dribbles past a Vermont defender during a match on Sep. 1 at Wish Field. The Blue Demons lost the game 1-0.

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

Senior midfielder Zach El-Shafei (left) fights for the ball against Georgetown junior defender Sean O'Hearn on Friday at Wish Field. DePaul tied Georgetown 0-0 in double-overtime.

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

During DePaul’s game against Villanova at Wish Field on Friday, only 206 people attended the Blue Demons’ conference opener to see a 0-0 draw against the Wildcats.

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

DePaul and Loyola soccer players fight for the ball during a Ramblers corner kick on Friday. DePaul fell to Loyola 4-2 at Hoyne Field.

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...

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