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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...

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 ...

Blue Demons fall to Vermont at Chicago Classic in first loss of season

Blue Demons fall to Vermont at Chicago Classic in first loss of season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

After defeating Northern Illinois 2-1 in their first game of the season at Wish Field on Friday, DePaul was back in action taking on Vermont in the second game of the Chicago Classic on Sunday. The Blue Demons, however, were not able to muster up a comeback after going down 1-0 and as a result suffer...

Transfers make an early impact

Transfers make an early impact

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018

An opportunity. That’s what a trio of athletes were searching for when they started exploring their transfer options this summer after experiencing successful seasons in the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament. It coincided with the arrival of new DePaul head coach Mark Plotkin, who was looking for opp...

DePaul falters in consecutive losses

DePaul falters in consecutive losses

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

September 24, 2018

In their penultimate non-conference game, DePaul (4-5; 1-1 Big East) lost 1-0 in overtime to their intra-city rival, Loyola- Chicago (3-3). Both Loyola and DePaul struggled to create many goal scoring opportunities in the first half, with the Blue Demons not registering one shot. With both teams visibly...

DePaul opens conference with double OT victory

DePaul opens conference with double OT victory

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

September 17, 2018

In the 35th edition of Big East soccer, DePaul kicked of conference play with a dramatic 2-1 win over Providence in double overtime. For the second straight season these conference rivals met in the Big East opener and just like last season double overtime was needed to find a winner. However, unlike...

DePaul drops non-conference finale to UIC

DePaul drops non-conference finale to UIC

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

In their last rehearsal before beginning conference play, the Blue Demons (3-3) fell to UIC 2-0, on Tuesday afternoon at Wish Field. DePaul earned six corner kicks but couldn’t convert on their set pieces. After falling behind 1-0, Harry Hilling took back-to-back corners but three minutes after that se...

DePaul men’s soccer coaching staff won’t return next season

DePaul men’s soccer coaching staff won’t return next season

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 5, 2017

DePaul Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto announced today that men's soccer head coach Craig Blazer, associate head coach Craig Reynolds, and assistant coach Anthony Szymel will not return next season as DePaul embarks on a national search to change the leadership for the men's program. “We’d like to tha...

El-Shafei lifts DePaul over Butler in double overtime

El-Shafei lifts DePaul over Butler in double overtime

Jack Higgins

October 26, 2016

After 109 minutes played and double overtime against the Butler Bulldogs (9-5-1), it looked as though the DePaul men’s soccer team (8-6-2) would only take a single point away from their final home game Wednesday. However, DePaul freshman forward Zach El-Shafei found a deflected ball with less than...

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