The Loyola women’s soccer team (3-4-0) lost to DePaul University 1-0 during the Red Line Rivalry game in Lincoln Park Thursday afternoon.
“We have to find something deep inside us to get us through this tough stretch and get some results,” Loyola head coach Barry Bimbi said after the game. “Just getting that little extra ‘whatever it is’ out of the girls. Those moments in front of the goal [and] defending, we have to be better at it.”
The first half didn’t see much action, as the Ramblers struggled to get the ball out of their half of the field early on. Both teams ended the half with three shots on goal.
After going back-and-forth for the first 45 minutes, the Blue Demons and the Ramblers were tied 0-0 heading into halftime.
In the second half, first-year Maddie Hausmann replaced junior Kate Moran in the goal for Loyola.
The pace of game changed for DePaul when sophomore forward Morgan Turner scored a goal in the 52nd minute to put the Blue Demons up 1-0. Loyola followed up with four shots in the second half, but weren’t able to sneak one past DePaul’s first-year goalkeeper Mollie Eriksson.
Despite a better offense in the last few minutes, Loyola lost 1-0. The Ramblers ended with 11 shots for the match, including four from senior forward Madison Kimball, compared to DePaul’s nine.
The Ramblers are scheduled to head to University of Wisconsin, Madison Sept. 9 for a 1 p.m. match against the Badgers.