Kenzie Jones, Sports Editor, @KenzieScribbler
DePaul shuts out Utah Valley today in the low scoring home opener. The final score being 1-0.
The game started off with both teams gunning for the win and quickly turned aggressive. With a total of 40 fouls taking place on the field. The Wolverines made 21 of them and the Blue Demons made 19. Not to mention that six yellow cards made an appearance, split evenly between both teams.
In the end the score card tell the story of the game quite well. DePaul outshot Utah Valley 13-11 and the persistence of the Blue Demons payed off with probability adding up in the win. That doesn’t mean that UVU lacked in offensive tact. The Wolverines came out of the match with seven shots on goal. It just wasn’t enough compared to DePaul’s nine.
Utah Valley’s pattern’s on the field had a chaotic feel to them and that was highlighted most in the details of the sole goal of the game. DePauls’ Simon Megally take ownership over this memorial goal. In the 64th minute he launched a shot from 30 yards. The kick sent the ball sailing towards the upper left corner and missed, but managed to hit the crossbar. The ricocheting ball then hit keeper Collin Partee in the back and landed in the net.
After the DePaul goal it looked like Utah Valley was pulling together and started to play a more directed game. The Wolverines just couldn’t muster a comeback in the last 25 minutes of the game and the Blue Demons took the win.
The gentlemen Wolverines will next face off against Loyola Chicago Sunday, September 7th at 1:00p.m. MT.
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