Women's Soccer Tops DePaul In Penalty Kicks To Advance To BIG EAST Semifinal

Oct. 29, 2017

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College went 4-for-4 in penalty kicks, capped off by Hannah McNulty’s deciding goal to help the Friars top DePaul in BIG EAST Quarterfinal action on Oct. 29.  After regulation and two scoreless overtimes, Providence and DePaul were deadlocked in a 1-1 tie.  The Friars advanced to the BIG EAST Semifinals on penalty kicks, where they will face No. 2 seed Butler on Nov. 2.

This is the second time in the last three seasons that the Friars have advanced to the BIG EAST semifinals.

SCORE
DePaul - 1 | Providence – 1 (PK)

RECORDS

Providence – 10-7-2 (5-3-1 BIG EAST)  | DePaul 7-7-5 (3-2-4 BIG EAST)

VENUE
Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium | Providence, R.I.

GAME FLOW & NOTES
1st Half
- Scoring chances were few and far between in the opening, with only seven shots combined between the two teams.
- DePaul’s best opportunity to strike came in the 9
th minute when Alexa Ben sent on a beautiful ball from the right wing only for it go just wide to the left.
- The Friars’ had a chance of their own in the 28
th minute when Kayla Steeves (Needham, Mass.) found herself all alone and rifled one only for it to go wide right.
- Blue Demons’ goaltender Lauren Frasca finished the half with two saves while Friars’ keeper Shelby Hogan (Franklin, Mass.) had one of her own.
2nd Half
- The second half was the polar opposite of the first half with both sides finding themselves with a flurry of chances.
-.Hailee Duserick delivered a beautiful crosser to Hannah McNulty whose header right in front went just wide to the right to keep the match scoreless.
- DePaul All-American Alex Ben had a chance to put the Blue Demons in front twice between the 76
th and 74th minute but both of her shots went just above the cross bar to keel the Blue Demons off the board.  
- Providence broke through in the 78
th minute. Freshman Amber Birchwell slithered through the DePaul defense and served it over to McNulty (Warwick, R.I.) who beat Fresca to give the Friars’ a 1-0 lead. The goal was McNulty’s third of the season.
- With less than a minute to go the Blue Demons came back to life. Off a free kick, junior Madeline Frick scored from 20 yards out to even the match up at one and send it to overtime.

OVERTIME
- The best opportunity for either side in the two ten minute overtime frames came with 6:52 left in the first overtime when Providence’s Casey Estey let one loose only for Frasca to make a sliding save to her right.
- Shelby Hogan came through with a save in the second overtime period to send the match to penalty kicks.

PENALTY KICKS
- Providence scored on their first two tries of penalty kicks with junior Katie Day (East Kingston, N.H.) and Steeves both converting.
- DePaul got on the board in the third round of penalty kicks with Frick getting one across.
- The Friars’ however responded immediately with Christina Rodgers (Scotch Plains, N.J.) scoring before McNulty’s shot dribbled across the goal line to give Providence a 2-1 win in penalty kicks.

HOW THEY SCORED
(89:07) – Madeline Frick scored off a free kick from 20 yards out.


HOW WE SCORED
(77:12) – Amber Birchwell fed one across to Hannah McNulty who finished in front.

GOALKEEPERS
Providence:
Shelby Hogan
 (10-7-2)
Saves: 4

Goals-Against: 1


DePaul
Lauren Frasca (7-7-5)
Saves: 5
Goals-Against: 1

STAT COMPARISON
Providence—
Shots: 13
Shots on Goal: 8
Corner Kicks: 8

DePaul—
Shots: 15
Shots On Goal: 11
Corner Kicks: 9

UP NEXT
The Friars advance to take on Butler in the BIG EAST Semifinals on Thursday,
November 2
nd, at 7pm.

-GO FRIARS-

 

 

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