Busy weekend for DePauw as men’s soccer, volleyball win

Monday, September 6, 2021

The DePauw University men’s soccer team completed the Wilmington College Kiwanis Classic by blanking the Manchester University Spartans 5-0 at Reavis Stadium.

Similar to its previous two games the Tigers’ jumped to an early lead off an unassisted goal by Zach Napora just 15 minutes into the match.

The game’s momentum remained in favor of DePauw in the 27th minute when Flynn Sheehan’s free-kick toward the goal found the head of Jacob Fowler, putting the Tigers up 2-0 midway through the first half.

In the second half, DePauw picked up right where they left off, and in the 54th minute, Napora tallied his second goal of the game thanks to a slip pass by Ben Weidner.

Sammy Gonzalez put in the Tigers’ fourth goal of the afternoon after capitalizing on a well-placed pass from center field by teammate Nathan Schoenfeld. Up 4-0, DePauw never let up in the second half; they held the Spartans to just three shots, to its nine. The Tigers managed to put one more into the back of Manchester’s net after Jalyn Crittenden recovered a cleared ball and found Chase Brieger for Brieger’s third goal of the season.

DePauw’s next game is Wednesday, September 8, against Franklin College. The men’s game will follow directly after the women’s matchup against the Grizzlies, with a start time of 7:30 pm EDT.

DePauw’s field hockey team came up short in its 2-1 loss against the Rhodes College Lynx.

In the first quarter of play DePauw and Rhodes stayed within step of each other, with the Tigers only allowing the Lynx one shot on goal to its three.

However, in the second quarter Rhodes managed to push DePauw into its own half getting off eight shots, two of which resulted in a goal.

Down at the half 2-0, in the third quarter at 38:48 Maddie DeAscentis managed to gather a deflected save and put it into the back of the box to cut Rhodes’ lead in half.

Despite the Lynx 14 shots on goal and 10 penalty corners in the second half, the Tigers held Rhodes to just two goals. Scarlett Oaks would finish the afternoon with nine saves, while Marley Heitman and Maria Hewitt a pair of defensive stops for DePauw.

The Tigers move to 0-2 in the season and face Concordia Wisconsin on the road on Saturday, September 11 at 10 am CDT.

DePauw pushed its volleyball record to 3-0 after rallying to defeat Anderson 3-2 (20-25, 19-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-7) and beating Defiance 3-1 (15-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-23).

The Tigers dropped the opening two sets in the Anderson match before coming all the way back for the win. Ashley Haas and Elise Monroe each had 10 kills, while Grace Filbrun assisted on 21 of DePauw’s 51 kills. Jenna Purichia had three of the Tigers’ nine service aces with Lexi Carr totaling 20 digs and Lauren Ridgway eight blocks (1 solo, 7 assists).

Tess Perdue paced Anderson with nine kills with Kaycie Gates totaling 20 assists and five of the Ravens’ 11 aces. Brooke Troyer led the team with 16 digs. DePauw outhit Anderson, .205-.090 and hit .429 in the fifth set.

In the victory over Defiance, Sarah Herman totaled 10 kills with Fibrun assisting on 23 of DePauw’s 44 kills. Has had four of DePauw’s 10 aces with Purichia finishing with 22 digs and Ridgway six blocks (6 assists).

Kaylynn Wellman led Defiance with eight kills and two blocks with Brianna Wheeler assisting on 13 of the Yellow Jackets’ 28 kills. Wheeler also had a team-high three aces with Tre’Ana King finishing with 26 digs. DePauw outhit Defiance .177-.071.

DePauw returns to action on September 10-11 at the NCAC/MIAA Crossover in Sandusky, Ohio.